30th March 2020

Murder investigation launched following death of man in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Taunton.

Police were called to a property in Bircham Road by the ambulance service just after 13:00 yesterday (Saturday).

A man in his thirties was found inside the property with serious injuries and despite the efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene.

A 31-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.

A 25-year-old man was also arrested yesterday but has been released without charge.

Senior Investigating Officer Andy Mott said:

“We’re carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death and a Home Office pathologist is due to carry out a post-mortem examination to determine how he died.

Although we’re still at an early stage, we can confirm the victim and the arrested woman were known to each other.

I’d like to reassure the local community that there’s no wider risk to the public as a result of this tragic incident.

If you have any information which could help us, or saw or heard anything suspicious in Bircham Road around lunchtime yesterday, please call us. Every piece of information is important.”

If you can help, call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5216257486