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A man and woman who were found dead at a house with two distressed children could have been killed in a row over parking, neighbours have claimed. 

Officers were called to Dragon Rise in Taunton, Somerset, at 9.45pm where the pair, both in their 30s, were found with serious injuries.   

They were both pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts from paramedics.  

Two men, aged 34 and 67, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody for questioning. 

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

One of their immediate neighbours and his father have been arrested on suspicion of murder, PA understands.

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

Officers were called to Dragon Rise (pictured) in Taunton, Somerset, at 9.45pm where the man and woman, both in their 30s, were found with serious injuries

Officers were called to Dragon Rise (pictured) in Taunton, Somerset, at 9.45pm where the man and woman, both in their 30s, were found with serious injuries

Officers were called to Dragon Rise (pictured) in Taunton, Somerset, at 9.45pm where the man and woman, both in their 30s, were found with serious injuries

Forensic officers are on the scene of the suspected double murder (pictured)

Forensic officers are on the scene of the suspected double murder (pictured)

Forensic officers are on the scene of the suspected double murder (pictured) 

Due to prior police contact with those involved, a voluntary referral will be made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct

Due to prior police contact with those involved, a voluntary referral will be made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct

Due to prior police contact with those involved, a voluntary referral will be made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct

Neighbours living on the new build estate around Dragon Rise described the neighbourhood as quiet, and one neighbour described the victims as ‘very friendly’.

‘I knew them by sight but I didn’t know their names, my dog used to really like the lady.’ 

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.

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

A police cordon is still in place at two properties on the street while officers carry out a forensic examination of the scene. 

Due to prior police contact with those involved, a voluntary referral will be made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. 

A formal identification process and post-mortem examinations to determine the causes of death will take place in due course. 

Detective Inspector Neil Meade, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: ‘The thoughts of everyone in the force this morning are with the families of the two people who sadly died last night.

Pictured: Forensic officers on the scene in Dragon Rise in Taunton, Somerset

Pictured: Forensic officers on the scene in Dragon Rise in Taunton, Somerset

Pictured: Forensic officers on the scene in Dragon Rise in Taunton, Somerset

A police presence is still on the scene in Dragon Rise in Taunton, Somerset

A police presence is still on the scene in Dragon Rise in Taunton, Somerset

A police presence is still on the scene in Dragon Rise in Taunton, Somerset 

A cordon is still in place at the scene of the suspected double murder

A cordon is still in place at the scene of the suspected double murder

A cordon is still in place at the scene of the suspected double murder 

Two men, aged 34 and 67, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody for questioning. Pictured: Police at the scene today

Two men, aged 34 and 67, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody for questioning. Pictured: Police at the scene today

Two men, aged 34 and 67, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody for questioning. Pictured: Police at the scene today

‘Two young children were inside the property at the time of the incident and while thankfully they weren’t hurt, they are understandably distressed at what has happened.

‘They are being looked after and specially trained officers have been deployed to support the victim’s families in what is undoubtedly the most difficult of times.’

He added: ‘We will carry out a full and thorough investigation and we will do all we can to achieve justice for the victim’s families.

A police cordon is still in place at two properties on the street (pictured) while officers carry out a forensic examination of the scene

A police cordon is still in place at two properties on the street (pictured) while officers carry out a forensic examination of the scene

A police cordon is still in place at two properties on the street (pictured) while officers carry out a forensic examination of the scene

‘While this appears to be an isolated incident, there will be increased police activity in the area to provide the community with reassurance.

‘Incidents like this are very rare but when they do happen, we know they cause significant concern so we’d urge anyone with worries or questions to speak to an officer or contact their local neighbourhood policing team.

‘If anyone has information which would help our investigation, please phone 101 and give the call-handler the reference number 5221274497.’

Source: Daily Mail UK

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