Yeovil murder update

This afternoon we received an update from Avon & Somerset Police investigating the murder of a Yeovil man yesterday. A 23-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, were both arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder. Police applied for a warrant to detain both men for a further 36 hours. The application was granted. Both men remain under arrest.

Local residents are advised that there is continuing police activity in the area of Hendford Hill. The premises where the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday remains cordoned off.

Police are carrying out a forensic post-mortem examination. Senior Investigating Officer Det Insp Phil Walker, explains: “We’re keeping the family of the victim updated and are providing them with all the support they need at this very difficult time. A formal identification procedure has not yet taken place. We’d still like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Hendford Hill area on Friday night, into Saturday morning, if they haven’t already spoken with us.”

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220278520.

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