Woman, 36, charged with murder after man killed in ‘race hate crime’

A generic stock photo of police tape (PA Archive)
A generic stock photo of police tape (PA Archive)

A woman has been charged with murder after a man died from a stab wound in what police said they are treating as a “race hate crime”.

Avon and Somerset Police said Christina Howell, 36, of Easton, is in custody ahead of an appearance before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The man, who was in his 60s and from Easton, died from a stab wound after he was attacked in Grosvenor Road, St Paul’s, Bristol, at around 3.20pm on Friday.

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).”

On Friday, members of the public detained the woman on Grosvenor Road until officers turned up and she was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent 11 minutes after their arrival.

Neighbourhood Chief Inspector Deepak Kenth said at the time:“This is very sad news. I would like to thank members of the public that came to the victim’s assistance.”

Isaac was a vulnerable adult thought to be of Jamaican heritage, described as a very friendly man, who was popular within the local community centred around the St Pauls area of Bristol, The Independent has been told.

A video sent to The Independent shows Mr Brown MCing at a sound system outdoor party as smiling dancers film him.