in court today, charged with murder of Burnham-On-Sea man
have charged two men with the murder of Joseph Pearce in Burnham-On-Sea
earlier this week.
Pearce, 40, right, died at a property in Churchill Close
shortly before midnight on Monday (July 10th).
Lacey, 21, of Newham Place, Patchway and James Hobbs, 43, of Churchill
Close, Burnham-On-Sea will appear at Taunton Magistrates' Court
on Saturday (July 15th).
man and three women aged 24, 38 and 54 arrested in connection with
the investigation have all been released without charge.
like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding
while we carried out enquiries at Churchill Close," added a
probe was launched after the death in Churchill Close, just
off Worston Lane, shortly before midnight on Monday (July 10th).
Joseph Pearce, 40, pictured, from Burnham-On-Sea, died at
examination carried out by a Home Office pathologist and concluded
that he died from a single stab wound.
from the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) are now leading the
enquiry into his death.
Chief Inspector James Riccio, from MCIT, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We continue to offer support to Joseph's family during what
is clearly a difficult time for them."
are leaving no stone unturned in our quest to established the full
circumstances behind this horrific crime and are keeping the family
updated with the progress of our enquiry."
also like to continue to encourage anyone with any concerns relating
to this incident to contact their neighbourhood team."
who saw anything suspicious in Churchill Close during Monday evening
is also asked to contact MCIT via 101 quoting the reference number