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Man who died in Tewkesbury stabbing named by police
6 October 2021, 18:20
A man who died during a stabbing near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, has been named by police.
The 43-year-old father-of-three was named as Matthew Boorman.
A statement from his family said: "Matthew was a loving husband and a father to three gorgeous young children who all love him and miss him tremendously.
"He was an uncle, a brother and a son. It broke our hearts to lose him too soon.
"The family of Matthew respectfully ask the media to allow them to grieve in private at this time.
It comes after two men and a woman were attacked during the incident in Walton Cardiff, near Tewkesbury, on Tuesday evening, Gloucestershire Police said.
Shortly after 5.20pm, police received multiple calls to the area of Snowdonia Road and Arlington Road with reports that a man had a knife and had injured others.
Two off-duty officers intervened, tackling the knifeman and restraining him, police said.
One man who was stabbed suffered serious injuries and, despite receiving medical attention, died at the scene.
A second man suffered serious stab wounds and was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where he remains in a stable condition.
The woman also suffered a wound to her leg and has since been taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment.
White forensic tents have been placed over the front doors of two adjacent properties in Snowdonia Road, Walton Cardiff, and part of the street has been cordoned off.
The force said the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been informed due to previous contact between the suspect and the victim.
The man who was arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody.
Detective Inspector Ben Lavender, who is leading the investigation, said: "Our investigation is in the early stages and we're working hard to establish what has happened.
"We're in the process of speaking to numerous witnesses and those who helped at the scene of this serious incident.
"Anyone with information or anyone who has mobile phone footage relating to the incident and who hasn't already spoken to police in the area is asked to please contact us."
Speaking to LBC, Tewkesbury MP Laurence Robertson thanked the members of the public and off duty officers who intervened.
"We’ve got relatively low crime in Gloucestershire and we don’t normally get this kind of incident taking place, so I was very, very shocked.
"There were some very, very brave people who tried to help in the matter. And of course, while we’ve got those kind of people, and that kind of spirit in the community, we will recover."