Two arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in Somerset town

Jurston Lane in Wellington, Somerset Credit: Google

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead at a house in a Somerset town.

The man was found critically injured at the address in Jurston Lane, Wellington, on Tuesday 7 February at just before 8.30am.

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder – both are in custody.

Detective inspector Mark Newbury, a senior investigation officer, said: "Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the man’s family.

"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.

"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."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, providing the call handler with reference number 5223029844.

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