Woman arrested after man found stabbed to death at home as cops launch murder probe

A murder investigation has been launched and a woman arrested after a man was stabbed to death.

Officers were called to an address in Chilkwell Street in Glastonbury in Somerset at 11.43pm on Monday.

The man was found stabbed at a home in Glastonbury on Monday night

They found a man with serious injuries and immediately began to provide first aid but he died at the scene and a post-mortem will take place.

A woman also inside the property also sustained stab wounds and was taken to hospital for treatment.

She has since been arrested in connection with the incident and is now in police custody.

Chief Inspector Andrew Pritchard said: “We fully understand how shocking this will be for the local community and we’d like to reassure them a thorough investigation is already being carried out, led by detectives from our Major Crime Investigation Team.

“We’re working hard to establish the full circumstances which led to the tragic death of a man and while our inquiry is at a very early stage, we are confident this is an isolated incident.

“Efforts to confirm his identity and locate his next of kin are ongoing as we look to inform them of his death as soon as we can.

“A forensic tent is currently in place outside the property while specialist crime scene investigators examine the area.

“A road closure is also in place at the A361 roundabout connecting Chilkwell Street and Bere Lane and we’d like to thank people for their patience while we respond to this awful incident.

“Residents will continue to see increased levels of police activity while enquiries are carried out and we’d encourage anyone with concerns to speak to an officer from the local neighbourhood policing team, which will be carrying out additional reassurance patrols.”

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