Man and woman are arrested for murder after second man died at a house in Somerset market town
Man and woman are arrested for murder after man died at a house in Somerset market town
- Emergency services were called to estate in Wellington at 8.25am this morning
- Man found critically injured and pronounced deceased at scene shortly after
A man and a woman were arrested or murder after a second man died at a house in a Somerset market town.
Emergency services were called to an estate on Jurston Lane, Wellington, at 8.25am, this morning, February 7.
A man was found critically injured and was pronounced deceased at the scene shortly after. His family has been informed.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation and arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of murder. Both are currently in custody.
Detective Inspector Mark Newbury, Senior Investigating Officer, said: ‘Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the man’s family.
Emergency services were called to an estate on Jurston Lane (pictured), Wellington, at 8.25am, this morning, February 7
‘We have notified them of what has happened and specialist officers will be providing them with support as they try to come to terms with today’s tragic news.
‘We are working hard to fully establish the circumstances of what has happened, but at this very early stage we believe this is likely to be an isolated incident. Two arrests have been made at this time.
‘People living in the area can expect to see an increased police presence over the coming days while we conduct enquiries at the scene and carry out extra reassurance patrols in the area.
‘While incidents of this nature are incredibly rare in Wellington, we fully appreciate today’s events will cause concern within the community.
‘We’d encourage anyone who is worried to speak with those officers on patrol who will be happy to stop and assist as best they can.’
Police ask anyone with information to call 101 with the reference number 5223029844 or to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form.