3rd arrest in Wells Murder Enquiry

Today, Tuesday 9 November, officers have arrested a third man on suspicion of murder. This follows a murder enquiry that was set up by Avon & Somerset Police in Wells. On Sunday 7 November a woman was found dead at a property in South Street. The Major Crime Investigation Team is leading the investigation and forensic teams remain at the property. However the road closure in force at South Street has now been lifted.

Formal identification of the victim has yet to take place. However the woman’s immediate next of kin are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. They have asked that they be given privacy in their grief.

Avon & Somerset Police today made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. This is a mandatory procedure as the woman had been in contact with the Police “relating to a number of matters.

Meanwhile the two men who were arrested on Sunday night continue to be detained. The court has granted a warrant of further detention.

Police have said they will continue to carry out uniformed patrols in the area to reassure local people.

Officers continue to appeal for anyone with information which could help the investigation. Please get in touch, especially with any CCTV, dashcam or phone footage of South Street over the weekend. Please call 101 and give the reference 5221261875. 

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