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Ben Moncrieff was found critically injured at a McDonald’s in Bath early Saturday morning (Image: GoFundMe)

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death of a man at McDonald’s in Bath.

The victim, identified by police as 18-year-old Ben Moncrieff, was found seriously injured on Southgate Street in the city of Somerset after officers were called around 3.30am on Saturday.

He later died at the scene.

Three arrests were made later that day, two of whom were later released without charge.

The teenage suspect remains in custody after Avon and Somerset Police were given more time to question him.

A formal identification has not yet taken place, but the force believes he is Mr. Moncrieff.

Chief Inspector Ronnie Lungu of the Bath Neighborhood Team said: “Our thoughts remain with Ben’s family at this difficult time. Specially trained officers support them and keep them informed as the investigation progresses.

“We ask that his family’s privacy be respected as they seek to come to terms with the events of the past few days.”


Police cordoned off the road in front of the fast food restaurant (Image: Daniel Jae Webb/SWNS)


Floral tributes were left at the scene for Ben Moncrieff (Image: Daniel Jae Webb/SWNS)

He added: “Our Major Crimes Investigation Team continues to investigate what happened, reviewing a significant amount of CCTV footage and taking statements from witnesses.

“An extension was granted this afternoon to allow us to continue questioning the person we have in custody.

“We are grateful for the public’s patience and understanding while on-site investigations were conducted and completed yesterday.

“Additional reassurance patrols are in place and anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak to officers who are happy to stop and help.”

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