Police charge two men with murder of Joseph Pearce
PUBLISHED: 16:22 14 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:40 14 July 2017
Two men have been charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death this week.
Police have charged 21-year-old Dominic Lacey, of Newham Place in Patchway, and 43-year-old James Hobbs, of Churchill Close in Burnham-on-Sea, with the murder of Joseph Pearce.
Mr Pearce, aged 40, died at a house in Churchill Close, Burnham, on Monday night.
Emergency services were called to Churchill Close at 11.56pm, following reports of an assault, but Mr Pearce died at the scene.
A post-mortem examination carried out by a Home Office pathologist concluded Mr Pearce died of a single stab wound.
Lacey and Place have now both been charged with murder and will appear at Taunton Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Saturday).
Police also arrested a 22-year-old man and three women, aged 24, 38 and 54, but they have all been released without charge.
A spokesman said: “We’d like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while we carried out enquiries at Churchill Close.”