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Murder charges over Brislington death

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Six men have today been charged with the murder of 32-year-old Aranit Lleshi who died following an incident in Brislington, Bristol, on Tuesday 24 May.

The charges are the result of an investigation by our Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT).

The following men have been charged with murder and will appear before Bristol Magistrates Court on Thursday 23 June 2022:

  • Brikel Palaj, 32, of Heavitree Road, London
  • Kastriot Mhillaj, 34, of no fixed address
  • Rinush Behari, 32, of Bunton Street, London
  • Radian Lika, 35, of Watkinson Road, Islington, London
  • Nikola Palaj, 28, of Heavitree Road, London

A sixth man, Sadik Lleshi, 34, of Culvert Road, Tottenham, London, will appear before the same court the following day, Friday 24 June on the same charge.

The six men have previously appeared in court charged with violent disorder.

A post-mortem examination concluded Aranit Lleshi, from London, died as a result of multiple stab wounds.