FOLLOWING an extensive investigation by Gloucestershire Constabulary and consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service a man has today been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard.

Asher Thomas Maslin, 22 and of Gloucester Road, Cheltenham will appear before magistrates in Cheltenham on Friday, February 21 in connection with the incident at a hairdressers in Southgate Street in Gloucester on Tuesday evening.

The Senior Investigating Officer in the case, DCI Steve Bean said: "I would like to say a personal thank you to everyone who has spoken to us about Hollie's death and also to those who have respected the privacy of Hollie's family at this difficult time.

"We understand this is a case that has affected many people. The Gloucestershire branch of Victim Support is able to offer free support and advice and you can contact them on 0845 456 6099."