A STAFF member at a Gloucester mental health hospital has died after being stabbed at work.

The unnamed female victim was attacked on Wednesday morning at the inpatient unit of Wotton Lawn Hospital.

A 60-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is reportedly still in custody.

Gloucestershire Police are still investigating the incident.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Steve Porter said:

"Formal identification has not yet taken place. As such we are unable to release the victim's name, photos or tributes at this time.

"We are staying in close touch with the family who have requested that their privacy is respected."