Police update on Glastonbury murder investigation

Police have today confirmed that formal identification of the man found dead in Glastonbury has been finalised. They have confirmed the deceased is 89-year-old Frederick Burge. Mr Burge was found dead in George Street, Glastonbury, at around 12.30pm on Sunday (26 February).

A murder investigation led by the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) was launched. One man, aged 41, was arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released on police bail while the investigation continues.

Inquiries are continuing. MCIT Detective Inspector Neil Meade said: “Specialist crime scene investigators have carried out a forensic examination of the scene while we continue to review CCTV from the area. We understand people will be shocked by this incident and the neighbourhood policing team are carrying out high-visibility patrols to provide reassurance. Anyone with concerns or questions is encouraged to an officer or alternatively they can contact their local team.”

Police are still to keen to hear from anyone who might have information helpful for their enquiries. If you have any information which could help, please call 101 and quote reference 5223046697

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