Young man held after woman is murdered in Glouscester city centre beauty salon
Young man held after woman is murdered in Glouscester city centre beauty salonGoogle

A man has been arrested over the fatal stabbing of a woman in a beauty salon in the city of Gloucester.

A 22-year-old man was held on suspicion of murder after a 20-year-old woman was brutally knifed inside Fringe Benefits & La Bella Beauty salon, in the city centre.

A witness said there had been shouting and screaming coming from the scene where the young woman was attacked.

Alec Rosam, 30 told the Gloucester Citizen: "I heard some screaming and shouting coming from the direction of the hairdressers about 5pm.

"I didn't think much about it at the time because there is a B&B hotel opposite me where there is often trouble.

"But when I came out of my flat later there were four police cars and an ambulance outside the hairdressers.

"I was shocked when I heard someone had been stabbed in there. I have lived here since 2008 and I have never seen anything like this happen here before."

Emergency services rushed the woman to Royal Gloucester Hospital on Tuesday evening, where she died soon afterwards.

A Gloucestershire police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a man attacking the woman at a shop in Southgate Street at approximately 5.50pm.

"The ambulance service attended the incident and transported the 20-year-old victim to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but she sadly passed away.

"The next of kin and coroner have been informed.

"A murder investigation is now under way."