Avon and Somerset Police have arrested a woman after a man was stabbed to death in a terrifying attack in broad daylight.

The woman, in her 30s, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody, the Bristol Post reports.

Members of the public bravely rushed to the aid of the dying man.

They also held the woman at the scene until police arrived.

The attack took place in St Paul’s, an inner suburb of Bristol, at around 5:20pm.

The man, aged in his 60s, was rushed to hospital following the stabbing, where he sadly later died. 

The police force will deploy an increased police presence in the area while enquiries continue in the murder investigation. 

Avon and Somerset Police said: “A man has died and a woman has been arrested following an incident in Grosvenor Road, St Paul’s, Bristol.

“Officers were called at 3.19pm today, Friday 29 September, to a report that a man had been stabbed and that a woman was being detained at the scene by members of the public.

“The man went to hospital where, sadly, he died. While he has yet to be formally identified, he is believed to be a man in his sixties.

“A woman in her thirties was arrested at 3.30pm, initially on suspicion of wounding with intent. She was further arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

“The investigation is in its very early stages and there will be an increased police presence in the area while enquiries continue.”

Neighbourhood Chief Inspector Deepak Kenth said: “This is very sad news, but I would like to thank members of the public that came to the victim’s assistance.

“Our neighbourhood officers will carry out uniformed patrols of the area as we continue our work with the community, the council and other partners to tackle violence on our streets.”

If you were in Grosvenor Road between 3pm and 4pm on Friday afternoon and have any information or footage, please call 101 giving the reference 5223237902 or complete the online form on the police website.

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