Press Release: Murder Investigation


You will all by now have seen the coverage in the TV news and press relating to the incident that occurred in Winsford over the weekend. The following is the press release from Avon and Somerset Police


From: Avon and Somerset Police
Sent: 25 February 2020 09:28

Subject: Alert: 25/02/20 9788 AW050/51 Press Release: Murder investigation launched after woman is shot in West Somerset.


We have launched a murder investigation after a woman was shot in a property near Minehead.

We were called to reports of what appeared to be the noise of a gunshot at a property in Winsford at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

A woman was seriously injured by a gunshot wound. Despite receiving treatment at the scene, she sadly died shortly afterwards.

A man is in police custody. He was also injured, suffering life threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital. He remains in a critical but stable condition.

The area remains cordoned off by police officers, who are providing reassurance and support to people in the area.

Crime scene investigators are carrying out a detailed examination of the scene.

Enquiries into the incident – which is believed to be self-contained – are continuing as officers’ piece together exactly what happened.

If you can help, please call 101and give the call handler the reference number 5220043924