Man sought following stabbing of father-of-three

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a father-of-three was stabbed to death in Knowle, Bristol.

Barry Wilson, 29, from Ilminster Avenue had been returning home after spending the day at a community organised family fun event in south Bristol.

According to police, Mr Wilson was walking down Ilminster Avenue with another man at around 4:30pm on May 30 when an argument broke out.

Neighbours are reported to have said that the row was over a loan of 40p to buy a pint.

Detective Chief Inspector Guy Vickers said: "The two men argued and as a result of which, the offender ran into a house and picked up a knife before returning and stabbing the victim."

The offender then fled from the scene, while Mr Wilson was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary, where he was later pronounced dead.

DCI Vickers said that police needed witnesses from the community to come forward. He said: "We know the offender is a local man and we are currently actively looking for him. We would appeal for anyone, any member of the community to come forward and give us any information they might have about this crime, the offender and his whereabouts.

"This is a very solid community, a close one where people know each other and are supportive of community initiatives and police work. We would urge anyone with information to come forward, speak to police and help us catch this person quickly."

It also emerged on Wednesday that Mr Wilson's partner is pregnant with the couple's fourth child.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Bristol CID via the force non-emergency number on: 0845 456 7000 or Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.

The stabbing comes one week into a five-week long knife amnesty aimed at reducing knife crime in the UK.


Related UK National News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

28 October 2009
Murder Plot Pair Convicted
Two teenagers - an up and coming music producer and an aspiring rap artist - have this week been convicted of conspiring to murder a 15 year-old pregnant girl.
05 December 2006
Community police officer remains critically ill
A police community support officer remains in a critical condition in a Greater Manchester hospital after being stabbed in the neck. Greater Manchester Police said that Gary Etchells, 47, had twice undergone surgery at Tameside General Hospital and was now back in intensive care.
30 September 2010
Police Recruits 'Could Be Unpaid'
In a bid to save money, the Metropolitan Police Authority are considering whether potential police officers should work as unpaid volunteers for 18 months before employment. Regardless of previous qualifications and experience, police recruits currently receive 25 weeks of training, earning £23,000 during their first two years.
17 September 2004
Good community relations to begin at school
Schools will play a pivotal role in the fight against racial discrimination according to Home Office guidelines published today. The new Community Cohesion Standards for Schools have been developed by the Education Practitioner Group and seek primarily to promote community cohesion and race equality.
19 May 2004
Leadership programme for police service unveiled
A new police leadership programme has been introduced which is aimed to boost the skills and careers of frontline officers.