A COUPLE murdered in their home in a village near Taunton may have been involved in rows about parking in the area, neighbours have said.

Residents living close to the couple in Dragon Rise, Norton Fitzwarren, said they had been friendly, and had two young sons aged around four and seven.

They have been named locally as Stephen and Jennifer Chapple.

READ MORE: Tributes to 'well-loved' 'devoted mum Jennifer Chapple
READ MORE: Couple who died in Somerset village named locally

One of their immediate neighbours and his father have been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to the Press Association (PA).

A woman living nearby told PA: “We didn’t see much of (the suspect) really, but there had been rows in the past about parking."

A neighbour added: “I knew them by sight but I didn’t know their names, my dog used to really like the lady.”

READ MORE: Murder probe launched as two found dead at Somerset village home - with their children inside

Residents in the Somerset village left flasks of tea and coffee for the police working at the crime scene yesterday (Monday) as the murder probe got underway.

Another neighbour said he had not realised anything was wrong, even when the air ambulance arrived, and had believed it had just been from the nearby military base at Pen Elm.

“We slept through it all – we only saw all of the police and the tape this morning,” he said.

The drama unfolded at around 9.45pm on Sunday (November 21) night, when police were called to a house in Dragon Rise.

Somerset County Gazette:

There, they found the couple - both aged in their thirtes - with 'serious injuries'.

They both died at the scene, police said.

Two men, aged 34 and 67, were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

The street was cordoned off for much of yesterday as the investigation got underway.