POLICE have charged an elderly man with the murder of a 52-year-old man.

The development comes after officers were called to a property in Oakhill, Shepton Mallet last Thursday (October 9).

Police say Stuart Noble, also known as Stuart Hopkin, 52, was found dead at The Old Maltings just after midday.

A forensic post mortem examination concluded he died from multiple stab wounds.

Peter Weldon, 69, of The Old Maltings, Oakhill, was charged with murder in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, October 14) and remanded in custody.

He is due to appear before North Somerset Magistrates’ Court this morning.