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Two men charged with murder over pub 'axe attack'

Tanis Bhandari Image copyright Other
Image caption Tanis Bhandari died and four others were seriously injured in an alleged attack

Two men have been charged with murdering a builder in an alleged knife and axe attack in Plymouth on New Year's Day.

Ryan Williams, 21, and Donald Pemberton, 20, both from St Budeaux, Plymouth, are charged with murdering 27-year-old Tanis Bhandari.

He was attacked near the King's Arms pub in Tamerton Foliot early on Thursday.

Both men are due to appear before magistrates in Plymouth on Monday.

Mr Williams, of Landulph Gardens and Mr Pemberton, of Haydon Grove, are also charged with possessing an axe and knife in a public place.

Police were called to the pub at about 01:30 GMT.

Four other men were seriously injured. A 21-year-old is in a critical but stable condition in hospital and the others have been discharged.

Det Insp Gregg Dawe said: "An axe and knives have been recovered and searches are continuing in the Milford Lane area."

Image caption Police are continuing their searches in the area around the pub

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