Bath Voice New: Combe Down man charged with fatal stabbing on resident

From Avon and Somerset Police:

A 60-year-old man has appeared in court following the death of a man in Bath.

Michael Sloan has been charged with the murder of 55-year-old David Christian at an address in Drake Avenue on Sunday 9 July.

Formal identification is still to be completed but Mr Christian’s family have been informed. They will be supported by a specially-trained family liaison officer and our thoughts are with them at this time.

A post-mortem has been carried out and established the man died after receiving a number of stab wounds.

Sloan, of Drake Avenue, appeared before magistrates on Tuesday 11 July and was remanded in custody ahead of a hearing at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday 12 July when the case was adjourned to September with the trial planned in the New year. He was remanded in custody.