TWO men remain in police custody as investigations into the sudden death of a man in Yeovil continue.

Police officers were called to flats in Raglan Terrace at about 7pm on Sunday, June 23. Sadly, a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men in their 50s were arrested on suspicion of murder and both remain in police custody.

A third man, also in his 50s, and a woman in her 40s were later arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They have since been released under investigation.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Officers from the Major Crime Investigation Team are leading enquiries into the death of the man, who has not yet been formally identified.

"We believe he’s a man in his 60s and have been in touch with his next of kin, who have our sympathy.

"We’d like to hear from anyone with information who has not yet spoken with officers.

"If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5224162697, or complete our online appeals form."

At the time of the incident, Acting Inspector Rose Green described the man's death as 'tragic'.

“The Major Crime Investigation Team is leading our enquiries into the man’s tragic death and people living in the area can expect to see an increased presence while that work takes place," she said.

“Investigations of this nature are thankfully rare in Yeovil, but we understand the community may be concerned to learn of this news.

"Therefore, we’d like to reassure people we do not believe there to be any increased risk to public safety, and we’ll be carrying out high-visibility patrols so feel free to stop those officers and PCSOs to raise with us any concerns you may have.”