Woman & man in their 30s 'murdered' with 'distressed' kids found at home as men, 34 & 67, arrested

A WOMAN and a man were found 'murdered' with two "distressed" children discovered at the home, cops have said.

Two men, aged 34 and 67, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the pair, both in their 30s, were found fatally injured at the Somerset home.

Cops had rushed to the home on Dragon Rise in Norton Fitzwarren just before 10pm yesterday to make the grim discovery.

And despite the best efforts of medics and offices, both the man and woman were tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody for questioning.

There were two young children in the property at the time of the ordeal – but cops confirmed they were physically unharmed.

Avon and Somerset Police said formal identification of the victims is underway and their post-mortems will be carried out in due course.

A cordon remains in place asforensic examinations of the scene continue today.

Avon and Somerset Police said in a statement today: "A cordon remains in place at two properties on the street while we carry out a number of enquiries, including a forensic examination of the scene.

"A formal identification process and post-mortem examinations to determine the causes of death will take place in due course.

"Due to prior police contact with those involved, a voluntary referral will be made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct."

Detective Inspector Neil Meade, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The thoughts of everyone in the force this morning are with the families of the two people who sadly died last night.

“Two young children were inside the property at the time of the incident and while thankfully they weren’t hurt, they are understandably distressed at what has happened.

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“They are being looked after and specially trained officers have been deployed to support the victim’s families in what is undoubtedly the most difficult of times.”

He added: “We will carry out a full and thorough investigation and we will do all we can to achieve justice for the victim’s families.

“While this appears to be an isolated incident, there will be increased police activity in the area to provide the community with reassurance.

“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 an officer or contact their local neighbourhood policing team.

“If anyone has information which would help our investigation, please phone 101 and give the call-handler the reference number 5221274497.”

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