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, 9th 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 earlier today (Tuesday, 11th July) and was remanded in custody ahead of a hearing at Bristol Crown Court tomorrow (Wednesday, 12th July).