Man released under investigation after woman dies at house near Taunton

Police have launched an investigation after new information was given to officers. Credit: PA

A man has released under investigation following the death of a woman at a house in Somerset.

The ambulance service was called to a house in Meare Green, near West Hatch, in the early hours of Sunday 17 December, after a woman was found unresponsive.

The woman, in her 60s, died at the scene.

Police have now launched an investigation.

A forensic post-mortem examination was unable to establish the cause of death and now further tests are being carried out.

A man in his 60s, known to the woman, was arrested on Friday 22 December but has now been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Residents will see an increased police presence in the area while forensic teams and specialist officers search the property and door-to-door enquiries are carried out."

Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. Please call 101 and give the reference 5223311708.

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