Bridgwater murder update

Yesterday we reported that a murder investigation had been launched by Avon & Somerset Police. This followed an incident on Broomfield where a lady in her 80s died following a burglary at her property.

A forensic post-mortem was conducted yesterday but formal identification has not yet taken place.

Yesterday a man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the incident.

He was assessed by a mental health professional and was deemed not fit for interview. He was also deemed to be unfit to be detained in police custody. He was sectioned last night under section two of the Mental Health Act. He has been transferred to a secure mental health unit.

Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Team continue to carry out a full and thorough investigation. The public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area for the next few days.

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