1. ITV Report

Murder investigation opens after man dies in Wells

The incident happened on Merlin Drive and Wookey Hole Road on Saturday afternoon. Photo: ITV News West Country

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man in his thirties died in Wells yesterday afternoon (Saturday 23 March).

Officers were called to a property on Merlin Drive at 4:25pm where they found two men with knife wounds on nearby Wookey Hole Road.

Despite best efforts from paramedics one of the men died of his injuries at the scene.

The other man, also in his thirties, is in hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Armed officers were deployed to the area along with the police helicopter.

Six men and two women, all from the Somerset area have been arrested in relation to the incident and remain in police custody.

The roads around the scene have been closed for investigations Credit: ITV News West Country

We’re carrying out a full investigation into what is clearly a very tragic incident.

Specially trained officers will be providing support to the man’s family and our thoughts are with them as they come to terms with the devastating news they have been given.

I appreciate this incident will shock local residents and we are increasing patrols in the area to provide reassurance.

At this stage, we believe this to be an isolated incident involving people known to each other.

A large cordon is in place around the Merlin Drive area and there will be a continuing police presence at the scene for some time while we carry out our enquiries.

– Det Insp Alistair Hammett, Major Crime Investigation Team

Anyone who may have seen the incident or have information to help the investigation is asked to call 101 quoting LOG 760 (23 March).