A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an alleged stabbing in a Forest town. 

Emergency services were called to Cinderford's High Street near its junction with Valley Road at 10.20pm on Friday (December 8) following a report that a man had been stabbed inside a house. 

The man in his 30s was treated by paramedics and later died from his injuries. His next of kin have been informed.

A 45-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident. 

A warrant of 36 hours further detention was granted at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court this morning (Sunday 10 December) for police to continue questioning him.

Officers from Gloucestershire Police's Major Crime Investigation Team are continuing their investigation into the incident.

They are not seeking anyone else in connection with the murder and have now established that both the victim and suspect are local residents.

It is believed that they were both known to each other.

A scene guard was in place at a property on Saturday while officers remained at the scene. 

They are appealing for anyone who witnessed what happened or has information to come forward. 

Information can be provided to police online by completing the following form and quoting incident 446 of 8 December: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ 

Alternatively you can report information anonymously through the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting their website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously