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Murder Investigation Launched After Guildford Man Dies 

Published on: 29 Oct, 2021
Updated on: 1 Nov, 2021

Map showing the location of the places referred to in the police appeal for information. Google Maps

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a Guildford man who was stabbed in Tongham earlier this month (October).

The 37-year-old man died on Wednesday (27 October 27) as a result of his injuries. A 16-year-old youth from Aldershot is in custody on suspicion of murder.

The man was admitted to hospital in a critical condition with stab wounds on the evening of Friday, 15 October.

The attack occurred in The Moors, Tongham, near the underpass of the A331. The incident then moved close to the Cricketers pub soon after 9pm.

Police believe several people were present in the area and may have seen what happened. Detectives are asking those people to come forward with any information, particularly those who may have walked through The Moors between Oxenden Road, Tongham, and Tongham Road/Willow Way in Aldershot between 8.30pm and 9.30pm that evening.

Soon after the attack happened the 16-year-old suspect was arrested along with a 23-year-old man and a 30-year-old man. All were released on bail, but the 16-year-old has now been re-arrested.

The Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Gareth Hicks, said: “This was a shocking and senseless attack which has understandably shocked the local community and the wider public, and we would like to reassure them that we have a dedicated team of officers who are working tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice.

“We believe that there are a number of people who may have witnessed what happened that night who have not yet come forward. We are keen to speak to anyone who has information that will help us piece together exactly what happened. If you do not wish to speak to the police, you can report any information you have anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“At this stage of the investigation, we believe that the victim and suspects were known to each other and we don’t believe there to be any risk to the wider public.

“The victim’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers and wish for their privacy to be respected while they try to come to terms with what has happened.”

If you can help, please contact the police quoting crime reference number PR/45210109161 via:

Police say they will be releasing the name of the victim along with a tribute to him during the coming week.

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