Avon and Somerset Police report this afternoon that Steven Vice has been convicted of the murder of Wayne Brown.
In the early hours of Sunday 9th January 2011, police received reports that a man had suffered serious injuries to his chest in an assault in Rodway Road, Patchway. The victim, Wayne Brown, 25, was taken to Frenchay Hospital but died from his injuries.
Steven Vice, then aged 21, was arrested and charged with murder. After a trial lasting three weeks, a jury at Bristol Crown Court has found Vice guilty of murder. He will be sentenced tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd November).
Speaking after the conviction, DCI Simon Crisp said:
“Steven Vice launched a cowardly attack on an unarmed man. He repeatedly stabbed his victim who was unable to protect himself from the vicious assault. A thorough police investigation has put Vice before the court and he now faces spending a considerable period of his life behind bars.”
“We will be relentless in tackling people who carry weapons. These people should live in fear of the moment we catch up with them and hold them to account for their actions.”
If you have information about people who carry weapons call Avon and Somerset Police on 101. Alternatively, phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 (they never ask your name or trace your call).
Related link: Fatal stabbing in Rodway Road (Patchway in the Press)