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Eight people arrested after a man ‘in his 30s’ is stabbed to death in Wells

Police arrest eight people after a man ‘in his 30s’ was stabbed to death following a ‘disturbance’ on a leafy suburban road

  • Two men stabbed during ‘disturbance’ at a house in Wells and one later died
  • Armed officers went to house at 4.25pm yesterday and arrested eight people
  • Post-mortem is due on the man as Avon and Somerset begin a murder probe  

Six men and two women have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death during a ‘disturbance’ on a leafy suburban street, police have said.

Avon and Somerset Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of the man, aged in his 30s.

The force received a report of a disturbance at a property on Merlin Drive in Wells, Somerset, involving a number of people at 4.25pm on Saturday.

Avon and Somerset Police received a report of a disturbance at a property on Merlin Drive in Wells, Somerset, (pictured today) involving a number of people at 4.25pm on Saturday

Officers attended the scene and found two men with knife wounds on nearby Wookey Hole Road.

One of the men died of his injuries at the scene and his next of kin have been informed.

The injuries sustained by the other man, also in his 30s, are not life threatening or life changing but he remains in hospital for medical treatment.

A force spokesman said: ‘Armed officers were deployed to the scene and assisted their patrol colleagues with carrying out a number of arrests.

‘The police helicopter was also used in the operation.

‘In total, six men and two women, all from the Somerset area, were detained in connection with the incident and currently remain in police custody.’

A post-mortem examination of the man who died and formal identification will be arranged ‘in due course’, he said.

Specially trained officers will be providing support to the man’s family.

Officers attended the scene and found two men with knife wounds on nearby Wookey Hole Road. One of the men died of his injuries . The scene is pictured today

Officers attended the scene and found two men with knife wounds on nearby Wookey Hole Road. One of the men died of his injuries . The scene is pictured today 

Detective Inspector Alistair Hammett, senior investigating officer, said a full investigation was being carried out into the ‘very tragic incident’.

‘I appreciate this incident will shock local residents and we are increasing patrols in the area to provide reassurance,’ he said.

‘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.’ 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 giving the log 760 of March 25, or anonymously through Crimestoppers.

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