A 60-year-old woman has died at a popular hotel in a picturesque medieval village in Somerset.

Police were called to attend the Dunster Castle Hotel in High Street, Dunster, just after 8am on New Years Eve.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We were called by the ambulance service after a 60-year-old woman was found with injuries at the bottom of a staircase.

"Despite the efforts of medics, the woman sadly died at the scene.

“Her death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination will be carried out today (Thursday, January 2).”