Wells Murder: 8 Arrested

25 March 2019, 10:50 | Updated: 25 March 2019, 10:53

Crime Scene Police Tape

Avon and Somerset police are still questioning eight people after the death of a man in Wells.

Officers were called to a disturbance at a property on Merlin Drive at 4:25pm on Saturday afternoon. They found two men in their 30s with stab wounds on nearby Wookey Hole Road. 
One of them died at the scene. His family have been told. The other man is being treated in hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.
Six men and two women, all from the Somerset area, were arrested and are still in police custody.
The senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Alistair Hammett, said: "We're carrying out a full investigation into what is clearly a very tragic incident. Specially trained officers will be providing support to the man's family and our thoughts are with them as they come to terms with the devastating news they have been given. I appreciate this incident will shock local residents and we are increasing patrols in the are to provide reassurance. At this stage, we believe this to be an isolated incident involving people known to each other. A large cordon is in place around the Merlin Drive area and there will be a continuing police presence at the scene for some time while we carry out our enquiries. If you saw or heard any part of what happened, or have any information which you think could help my team, please contact us."
If you have any information that could help the investigation, phone 101 and give the log number 760 from Saturday 23rd March. 
Alternatively, you can give information anonymously through Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111.