POLICE have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Somerset today (Friday, May 14).

A woman has been detained and is currently in police custody.

Officers attended a home in Chilthorne Domer, near Yeovil, at 4.45am following a report of an injured man.

He was taken by paramedics to Yeovil District Hospital, where he has since sadly died.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Almond, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. Our thoughts go out to them at this difficult time.

“Our investigation is at an early stage but we believe this to be an isolated incident.

“A cordon remains in place and local residents can expect an increased police presence in the area over the coming days as we carry out further enquiries.

“Anyone with concerns can speak with officers who will be conducting additional patrols or they can contact the local team via our website.”

If anyone has information about what happened and hasn’t yet spoken to the police, call 101 and give the call-handler reference number 5221105035.