POLICE investigating the death of a woman in Wells have today (Tuesday, November 9) arrested a third man on suspicion of murder.

Officers have been granted a warrant of further detention by the court of two men who were arrested in Sunday night.

Avon and Somerset Police launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the woman's body at an address in South Street, Wells, on Sunday (November 7).

Officers were called to the property in South Street by the ambulance service just after 2.30pm.

The Major Crime Investigation Team is leading the investigation and forensic teams remain at the property.

Formal identification has yet to take place, but the woman’s immediate next of kin are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

Police have also today made a mandatory formal referral to the IOPC due to recent police contact with the dead woman relating to a number of matters.

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone with information that could help the investigation to get in touch, especially with any CCTV, dashcam or phone footage of South Street over the weekend.

You should call 101 and give the reference 5221261875.

Neighbourhood Chief Inspector Sharon Baker said: “Our thoughts are with the family as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

"A terrible tragedy has touched our community and we’re working hard to bring those responsible to justice.

“We understand people may have concerns and we’ll be maintaining our uniformed presence in the area in the coming days.

"Please, do speak to the neighbourhood team or pass on any information you may have by calling 101.”

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via its anonymous online form.

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