Murder investigation launched after two men are found dead

September 13 2021
Murder investigation launched after two men are found dead

POLICE have launched a murder investigation after the bodies of two men were found at a house in Easton. 

Officers found the bodies of two men at a house in Wood Street yesterday and are treating their deaths as suspicious.

Four people have been arrested and were in custody today. 

An Avon and Somerset force spokesperson said police acted on "information received from a member of the public".

DCI Mark Almond, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “We know this news will come as a terrible shock to those living in the local community, but we’d like to reassure the public that a full and thorough investigation is already being carried out into what we currently believe to be an isolated incident. 

“Three men, aged 21, 37 and 45, and an 18-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and they’re in custody for questioning.

“We’re urgently making enquiries to identify the two men who have tragically lost their lives and locate their next of kin as soon as we can.

“There will be a heightened level of police activity in and around this property in the coming days and a cordon remains in place at this time. 

“We’d like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding as we continue our work at the scene of this appalling incident. Additional reassurance patrols will be carried out in the area and we’d encourage any residents with fears or concerns to speak to an officer from their local neighbourhood policing team.”

A forensic post-mortem examination is set to be carried out on the bodies of the two men found at the house. 

Anyone with information for the investigation team should call 101 and quote the reference number 5221 211 938.