Mike Bithrey: death being treated as murder

Man in his 80s arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police have confirmed the death of a man following an incident in Bridgwater is being treated as murder.

Honiton businessman Mike Bithrey died following an altercation with another man on Thursday morning in the Chilton Street area of the town at about 10.50am.

H was taken by air ambulance to Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital but he died later. A post mortem has confirmed the cause of death was a stab wound.

A man in his 80s was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains under police supervision. Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help their enquiries.

Anyone able to help is asked to contact Taunton CID on the force number 101.

Call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org