Enquiries continue after man’s death

April 29 2019
Enquiries continue after man’s death

AVON and Somerset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team continues to make enquiries into the death of Jonathan Roper.

The 34-year-old died following a disturbance at an address on Merlin Drive in Wells on Saturday, March 23.

A forensic post-mortem examination has since determined the cause of death was a stab wound.

Ten people have so far been arrested, six in connection with the death and four others for other offences linked to the incident.

Of the six arrested in connection with the death, three have been released with no further action taken, two have been released under investigation while a third has been released on bail.

The four arrested for other offences have all been released under investigation.

Senior Investigating Detective Chief Inspector James Riccio said: “We’d like to reassure the local community we continue to carry out a meticulous investigation. No stone is being left unturned and we will do everything we can to obtain justice for Jonathan and his family.

“Our thoughts continue to be with them as they come to terms with his death and our trained family liaison officers will provide them with all the support they need.

“Neighbourhood officers continue to patrol the area to provide reassurance to local residents and anyone with any concerns can speak to them directly or contact them via 101.”