November 30, 2021, 20:08

    Man and woman found murdered in house alongside two unharmed small children

    Man and woman found murdered in house alongside two unharmed small children

    A man and woman were found dead last night in a home where two children were also found.

    The man and woman, both in their 30s, were found with serious injuries at a property in Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset.

    Police were called to the home at about 9.45pm.

    Despite the efforts of officers and medics, they were sadly both pronounced dead at the scene.

    Two men, aged 34 and 67, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody for questioning.

    Two children who were in the property are said to be unhurt but distressed.

    A cordon remains in place at two properties on the street while we carry out a number of enquiries, including a forensic examination of the scene.

    The men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the man and woman were found

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    A formal identification process and post-mortem examinations to determine the causes of death will take place in due course.

    Due to prior police contact with those involved, a voluntary referral will be made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

    It would be inappropriate to go into further detail until the referral has been considered, Avon and Somerset Police has said.

    Detective Inspector Neil Meade, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The thoughts of everyone in the force this morning are with the families of the two people who sadly died last night.

    Police continued to make enquiries today

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    “Two young children were inside the property at the time of the incident and while thankfully they weren’t hurt, they are understandably distressed at what has happened.

    “They are being looked after and specially trained officers have been deployed to support the victim’s families in what is undoubtedly the most difficult of times.”

    He added: “We will carry out a full and thorough investigation and we will do all we can to achieve justice for the victim’s families.

    “While this appears to be an isolated incident, there will be increased police activity in the area to provide the community with reassurance.

    “Incidents like this are very rare but when they do happen, we know they cause significant concern so we’d urge anyone with worries or questions to speak to an officer or contact their local neighbourhood policing team.

    “If anyone has information which would help our investigation, please phone 101 and give the call-handler the reference number 5221274497.”


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