Image caption, Floral tributes have been left at the scene

A 67-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple in a Somerset village has been released under investigation.

The pair, named locally as Jennifer and Stephen Chapple, died at a house in Dragon Rise, Norton Fitzwarren, near Taunton while two young children were inside on Sunday night.

Avon and Somerset Police arrested two men – aged 67 and 34 – on suspicion of murder.

The other man, 34, remains in custody.

The pair aged in their 30s died at the scene, Avon and Somerset Police said.

Officers were called at about 21:45 GMT. The children in the property were unhurt, the force said.

Mrs Chapple worked in the coffee shop at a garden centre in the village, where staff said they were “devastated” at the loss of their “much-loved friend”.

Image caption, Police have been searching the drains in Dragon Rise

Det Insp Neil Meade said: “While this appears to be an isolated incident, there will be increased police activity in the area to provide the community with reassurance.”

Neighbours described the area as quiet, with one describing the victims as “very friendly”.

Another said he had not realised anything was wrong.

Image caption, A cordon is in place at the housing estate in Norton Fitzwarren

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