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Fourth arrest in Wells murder enquiry

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Officers investigating the death of Sarah Ashwell in Wells on Sunday 7 November have made a further arrest.

A man has today, Wednesday 10 November, been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Three men had already been arrested for the same offence. A man arrested on Tuesday and one of two men arrested on Sunday night remain in police custody.

The other man arrested on Sunday has been released under investigation.

The murder investigation is being led by the Major Crime Investigation Team, while neighbourhood officers continue to maintain a uniformed presence in the area.

Earlier, Detective Superintendent Gary Haskins, who is heading the enquiry, described the investigation as “fast-moving and complex” and asked anyone who was in South Street on Sunday, has dashcam, CCTV or phone footage of the area, or any other information to come forward.

Please call 101 with information and give the reference 5221261875.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111. They never ask who you are, just what you know.

Avon and Somerset Police has made a mandatory formal referral to the IOPC due to recent police contact with Sarah.

Our thoughts remain with Sarah’s family, who today released a statement on their loss.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.