30th March 2020

Woman charged with murder following death of man in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police have charged a 31-year-old woman with murder following the death of a man in Taunton.

Viktorija Ratiuk, of Bircham Road, is due to appear before Taunton Magistrates’ Court later today (Monday 21 November).

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“Ratiuk is charged with murdering a 32-year-old man at a property in Bircham Road on Saturday.

A formal identification process has not yet been carried out but the victim is believed to be a Latvian national. His family have been located and informed.

A post-mortem examination was carried out yesterday and determined the cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.”