Man And Woman Murdered In Somerset Property With Two Young Children Left Unhurt
Two men, aged 34 and 67, have been arrested today on suspicion of murder following the double deaths in Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset.
A murder investigation has been launched in Somerset, UK, after a man and a woman both in their 30s were found dead inside a house in Norton Fitzwarren, it has also been confirmed that two young children were present at the property but were unharmed.
Police officers were called to Dragon Rise in Norton Fitzwarren at approximately 9.45pm on Sunday where they found both victims with serious injuries, Somerset Police confirmed.
Paramedics attended and attempted to save the victims, but unfortunately, both of them were pronounced dead at the scene.
A police spokesman added that "two young children were inside the property at the time of the incident".
"While thankfully they weren't hurt, they are understandably distressed at what has happened," he said.
Two men, ages 34 and 67, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently being held in police custody.
There is a cordon in place at two properties in the street and a "voluntary referral" has been made to the police watchdog due to "prior police contact with those involved".
Somerset Police said, "it would not be appropriate to go into further detail until the referral has been considered".
Authorities have said that the causes of death have not yet been established and post-mortem examinations will be carried out in due course.
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".
"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".
"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".
This is an ongoing story and we will update you further once more details become available.