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15-year-old Boy arrested on suspicion of killing boy, 18, at McDonald’s

Ben Moncrieff was found critically injured at a McDonald’s in Bath early on Saturday morning (Picture: GoFundMe)

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death of a man at a McDonald’s in Bath.

The victim, named by police as 18-year-old Ben Moncrieff, was found critically injured on Southgate Street in the Somerset city after officers were called at around 3.30am on Saturday.

He later died at the scene.

There were three arrests later that day, with two later released without charge.

The teenage suspect remains in custody after Avon and Somerset Police were granted more time to question him.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, but the force believes he is Mr Moncrieff.

Chief Inspector Ronnie Lungu, of the Bath Neighbourhood Team, said: ‘Our thoughts remain with Ben’s family at this difficult time. Specially-trained officers are providing them with support and continuing to update them as the investigation progresses.

‘We’d ask his family’s privacy is respected as they try to come to terms with the events of the past couple of days.

He added: ‘Our Major Crime Investigation Team is continuing to progress its inquiries into what happened, reviewing a significant amount of CCTV footage and taking statements from witnesses.

‘An extension has been granted this afternoon to allow us to continue to question the individual we have in custody.

‘We’re grateful for the public’s patience and understanding while enquiries were carried out at the scene and these were concluded yesterday.

‘Extra reassurance patrols are taking place and anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak with those officers who will be happy to stop and help.’


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