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Murder investigation launched after death in Wellington

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Wellington this morning (Tuesday 7 February).

Emergency services were called to a residential property in Jurston Lane at approximately 8.25am.

A man was found critically injured and despite the efforts of paramedics he was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene a short while later.

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Both are currently in custody.

Detective Inspector Mark Newbury, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the man’s family. We have notified them of what has happened and specialist officers will be providing them with support as they try to come to terms with today’s tragic news.

“We are working hard to fully establish the circumstances of what has happened, but at this very early stage we believe this is likely to be an isolated incident. Two arrests have been made at this time.

“People living in the area can expect to see an increased police presence over the coming days while we conduct enquiries at the scene and carry out extra reassurance patrols in the area.

“While incidents of this nature are incredibly rare in Wellington, we fully appreciate today’s events will cause concern within the community. We’d encourage anyone who is worried to speak with those officers on patrol who will be happy to stop and assist as best they can.”

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223029844.

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.