Police name Yeovil stabbing victim

16 July 2018, 15:13 | Updated: 16 July 2018, 15:15

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a man in Yeovil.

He was found at about 11.15pm on Saturday with stab wounds in the stairwell of a block of flats. 

While the man has not yet been formally identified, police believe him to be 33-year-old Joseph Jennings. 

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers. A forensic post-mortem examination carried out on Sunday confirmed the cause of death as stab injuries. 

Detective Inspector Mike Buck said: ''We’re continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Joe’s death and our thoughts are very much with his family at this distressing time. 

''We understand this is a concerning time for the local community and I’d like to reassure people that while we are in the early stages of our investigation, we believe this to be an isolated incident involving people known to each other. 

''However, neighbourhood officers will continue to conduct additional patrols over the coming days and members of the public are encouraged to talk to them if they have any particular worries. 

''We have three men in custody in connection with incident and we have until tomorrow afternoon to question them after we successfully obtained a warrant of further detention this morning.'' 

Anyone with any information which could help the police investigation is asked to get in touch through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact, or by calling 101, providing the reference 5218157145. 

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.