A murder investigation is underway in Yeovil Somerset
Residents of Yeovil were shocked this morning as Henford Hill was cordoned off by police.
Avon and Somerset Police have just confirmed that a murder investigation is under way after an incident at a flat, where a man was found with life threatening injuries before dying in hospital.
Det Insp Chris Feerick, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “A full and thorough investigation will be carried out into this man’s death and specially trained officers have been deployed to support his next of kin at this extremely difficult time.
Two men, aged 23 and 29, have been arrested and they’re currently in custody for questioning.
“A cordon remains in place so we can carry out enquiries at the scene and there will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days.
“Incidents like this are very rare but when they do happen, we know they cause significant concern so we’d urge anyone with worries or questions to speak to a member of their local neighbourhood policing team.
“If anyone has information about what happened and hasn’t yet spoken to the police, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220278520 “
A local resident in Yeovil told Global247news how the police were calling at nearby pubs collating CCTV footage indicating that the attack took place outside the flat to where the victim was found, She said: ” The Police were going to the pubs this morning collecting CCTV footage – it’s all a bit of a mystery at the moment in the town, but the Henford area is known for a few drug dens, it’s very possible its drug related”
“Our town has a massive drug problem at present so it wouldn’t be a major surprise” she finished.