Somerset

Eight arrests after man stabbed to death in Wells

Police investigation in Wookey Hole Road, Wells
Image caption Officer in forensic suits continue to examine the scene in nearby Wookey Hole Road

Six men and two women have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in Somerset.

Armed police were called to Merlin Drive, Wells, on Saturday afternoon, following reports of a disturbance.

Two men were found on nearby Wookey Hole Road with knife wounds and one - a man in his 30s - died at the scene, Avon and Somerset Police said.

The other is in hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The eight people arrested remain in custody.

A post-mortem examination will take place later and the victim's next-of-kin have been told.

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Image caption Police were originally called to reports of a disturbance at a property in Merlin Drive

"We're carrying out a full investigation into what is clearly a very tragic incident," Det Insp Alistair Hammett said.

"At this stage, we believe this to be an isolated incident involving people known to each other."

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