A 36-year-old woman, who has been named as Christina Howell, has been charged with murder following the death of a “popular community figure”, who was stabbed in the St. Paul’s area of Bristol on Friday (Sept. 29).
Police are treating the killing, which took place at around 3.20pm, as a “race hate crime”.
61-year-old Hubert Brown, a Black man of Jamaican descent (pictured), was rushed to hospital before police arrived on the scene, but later died. Members of the public detained Howell on Grosvenor Road until police officers arrived.
A police statement said: “His family are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. The Major Crime Investigation Team is leading the inquiry and treating it as a race hate crime. The family has been offered assistance by Sari (Stand Against Racism & Inequality).”
“Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the deceased, who was a familiar and popular figure to many people in St. Paul’s,” said Neighbourhood Chief Inspector Deepak Kenth. “We remain very grateful to the community for their prompt action to help the injured man and support for our investigation immediately after this tragedy. You will still see an increased police presence in the area as our enquiries continue.”
Christina Howell will remain in custody until the court hearing on Tuesday (Oct. 3).
This is a developing story.