Fresh CCTV footage in Neil Bennett murder investigation
FRESH CCTV footage has been released by detectives investigating the murder of Neil Bennett.
Police want to speak to three people captured on camera at the time of the incident.
Mr Bennett, 50, died close to Gloucester Park after being stabbed on the evening of Saturday July 27.
Officers believe he fled an argument at a nearby house before being chased.
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CCTV images have been recovered from the traffic island on Park End Road and officers are keen to speak to three people in the area at the time.
The first image shows a white female with blonde hair who appears to be carrying a white shoulder bag.
The second person is white, male and wearing dark clothing.
He looks to be carrying a large blue umbrella with writing on the side.
The person in the third picture is on a pushbike and appears to be a white youth. He was wearing dark clothing.
Detective Sergeant David Fryatt said: “Gloucestershire Police are pursuing all reasonable lines of inquiry, which includes a significant number of hours of CCTV.
“We have obtained images from a CCTV camera on Park End Road which shows a large group of passers by stopping to offer assistance to Neil Bennett.
“Although we have managed to identify most people there at the time, we are keen to speak to the three people in the images as they may be important witnesses.”
Four people have been charged with murdering Mr Bennett.
Ricky Lee James, 33, of Spa Villas, Montpellier, Gloucester, Lucy Dowdall, 19, of Spa Villas, Montpellier, Gloucester, Christopher Peter Horn, 29, of Denmark Road, Gloucester, and Tyler Johnson, 25, of no fixed abode have been remanded in custody.
Mr Bennett, 50, was stabbed to death in Park End Road, hours after Gloucester Carnival.
The three people or anyone who may recognise them are asked to contact Gloucestershire police on 101, quoting incident number 532 of July 27.
Information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.