Body in burning car: woman held

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested over the murder of university graduate Catherine Wells-Burr, 23, whose body was found in a burning car near Ilminster on Wednesday,

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Murder of woman found in burning car 'tragic and brutal'

The murder of a young woman discovered in a burning car was "tragic and brutal", detectives have said.

Police said they are treating 23-year-old Catherine Wells-Burr's death as suspicious and a murder inquiry has been launched after her body was found in a red Ford Focus car by firefighters yesterday.

Police at the scene in a lane in Ashill off the A358 near Ilminster, Somerset, Credit: Emma Hallett/PA Wire

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Crisp, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "This is a tragic and brutal incident in which a young woman has needlessly lost her life.

"We are working to establish what happened in the early hours of yesterday morning that led to this car being set ablaze.

"I would like to appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to get in touch with us no matter how small you think that piece of information may be."

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