February 27, 2015
Police search for evidence at crash scene as man is held after death

Police have been searching the scene of a crash near Burnham-On-Sea for evidence after a man was arrested on Thursday morning (February 26th) in connection with the death of a woman.

Officers were called to Southwick Road in the village of Mark, near Burnham-On-Sea, at 9.15am on Thursday where a car crashed into a ditch.

Police say the vehicle had been seen leaving a property in Glastonbury where a lady had died after an assault just before 8.30am.

Detective Inspector Lorna Dallimore told "It was reported that a woman had been assaulted and was in a life-threatening condition. Sadly the woman died at the scene."

"Officers were subsequently called to a single vehicle collision in Mark involving a car reportedly seen leaving the address in Glastonbury. A man was injured and trapped in the vehicle and was taken to hospital."

She added that specially-trained officers have been supporting the family at this difficult time. A 50 year-old man has been arrested after the death of the 45 year-old woman.

Police officers were at the crash scene in Mark throughout the day, searching the undergrowth and road verges around the site for potential evidence, as pictured here.

Officers searching the undergrowth where the car crashed through a hedge

Police at the scene of the crash in the village of Mark

The police teams at the scene of the incident on Thursday

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