A murder investigation has been launched after the death of a 39-year-old man in Ross-on-Wye.

At around 9:30am this morning (Sunday, October 2) police were called to Bluebell Close following reports of an altercation.

Officers attended along with colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service.

On arrival, it was found that the man had sustained serious injuries and he was pronounced dead at the scene.


A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 39-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Both individuals remain in police custody.


Detective inspector Stephen Cook said: “This is a shocking incident and our thoughts go out to the family of the man who lost his life.

“I understand that incidents of this nature can be alarming, but would like to reassure the local community that this is an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to the public.

“Our officers remain at the scene and you may see an increased police presence in the area over the coming days as our investigation continues.”

We’d like to hear from anyone who saw the incident or captured it on dash-cam or CCTV.

If you have any information that could help please report this online under the Tell Us About section of the West Mercia Police website quoting reference 184 of 2 October. If you are unable to report this online please ring 101.

Alternatively, if you have information but don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers. It is 100% anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call or IP address. You can contact them at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or 0800 555 111.

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