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Two charged with murder of man in Burnham-on-Sea

Joseph Pearce was found dead in Burnham-on-Sea on Monday night. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police have charged two men with the murder of a man in Somerset.

Joseph Pearce, who was 40, was found dead at a house in Churchill Close, Burnham-on-Sea just before midnight on Monday 10 July.

A number of crime scene experts were called to Churchill Close after the discovery. Credit: ITV West Country

Dominic Lacey, 21, of Newham Place, Patchway and James Hobbs, 43, of Churchill Close, Burnham-on-Sea are due to appear at Taunton Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Saturday 15 July.

A 22-year-old man and three women aged 24, 38 and 54 arrested in connection with the investigation have all been released without charge.

Joseph Pearce was found dead at a property in Churchill Close in Burnham-on-Sea Credit: ITV West Country

The area was cordoned off while specialist crime scene investigators examined the scene. There was also an increased police presence in the area to reassure residents.

Avon and Somerset Police have thanked the local community for their patience and understanding while they carried out enquiries at Churchill Close.

Forensic teams enter the house on Churchill Close. Credit: ITV West Country