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Two men charged with Burnham-on-Sea murder

Joseph Pearce Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Joseph Pearce, 40, from Burnham-on-Sea was pronounced dead at the scene, police said

Two men have been charged with the murder of a man found dead on Monday.

Joseph Pearce, 40, died from a single stab wound. His body was found at a property on Churchill Close, Burnham-on-Sea.

Dominic Lacey, 21, of Newham Place, Patchway, and James Hobbs, 43, of Churchill Close, Burnham-on-Sea, are due before Taunton magistrates on Saturday.

They remain in custody, Avon and Somerset police said.

A 22-year-old man and three women, aged 24, 38 and 54, arrested in connection with the investigation have all been released without charge.

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