A DAD was stabbed to death after being followed by his pal following a row at a village pub, it is alleged.
A feud over “something stupid” between Grant Bradley, 46, and Marcus Dunkerton, 40, turned violent on Friday night.
Bradley allegedly followed Marcus on the half-a-mile journey back to his home in Charfield, Gloucs, before knifing the dad at his front door.
Emergency crews were scrambled to the horror but sadly Marcus couldn’t be saved and was declared dead at the scene.
Bradley has now been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.
He is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates Court tomorrow.
A member of staff at the Railway Tavern, where the pair had been drinking before the row, told how both men were “off their faces”.
The bar worker added: “They are both very normal, likable guys but in drink they started quarrelling about something stupid, I don’t know what, and within seconds they were punching the living daylights out of one another.
“It started from nowhere.”
Locals in the leafy Cotswolds village have expressed their shock at the killing.
One neighbour paid tribute to Marcus, 言って: “He seemed friendly and pleasant.
“He had two children with his wife and they all moved in about two years ago. This seems like a lovely family.”
Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for anyone who was at the pub between 9pm and 11pm on Friday to get in touch.
They confirmed they received reports of an “earlier incident” involving the two men.
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Walker said: “Our hearts go out to Marcus’s family as they face such a devastating loss. They are being supported by specially-trained officers and have asked for privacy in their grief.
“We continue to gather evidence to help us understand what has happened.
“We’d also like to hear from anyone who saw or has CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage of either man walking from the pub to Thames Close, or Bradley leaving that address.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101 引用 5222150363.