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Wednesday, 9 October, 2002, 18:52 GMT 19:52 UK
Video appeal over fatal stabbing
CCTV footage
Police hope the CCTV footage will jog memories
Video stills of a group of youths leaving the spot where a man was stabbed to death has been released by police.

Liam Attwell was attacked on 3 October after he went to the aid of a teenager, threatened by a gang trying to steal his mobile phone.

The 25-year-old chef died in hospital three days later.

Three closed-circuit television images released by police show a group of youths riding bikes from the scene of the incident in the Canon's Marsh area of Bristol.

Liam Atwell
Liam Atwell was stabbed to death

The first shows three youths on bikes cycling down the walkway alongside Bristol's Millennium Square.

While the second and third show five youths cycling away over the bridge towards Farr's Lane and Prince Street.

Mr Attwell, who was in the area with a group of friends, was stabbed when he tried to prevent a teenager's mobile phone being stolen.

Four teenage boys have been arrested in connection with Mr Attwell's death.

The youths, two aged 17, one 16 and one 18, are all from the Bristol area and are being held at police stations across the city.

'Vital information'

Detective Superintendent Geoff Anderson, who is leading the murder inquiry, said: "We have released these images now in the hope that further witnesses will come forward.

"Although four people have been arrested in connection with Liam's murder, it is still vital that people who can help the inquiry get in touch."

He urged people to look at the images of the youths and contact the police if they knew them or had come across them.

"Even if you think what you saw was insignificant, please call as it may prove vital to our inquiry."


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