Man found dead in Glastonbury named as Frederick Burge

A MAN found dead at a Glastonbury house has been identified as 89-year-old Frederick Burge.

Police launched a murder investigation after the death of Mr Burge, who was found at a property in George Street at around 12.30pm on Sunday (February 26).

Frederick Burge. Photo: Avon & Somerset Police

Frederick Burge. Photo: Avon & Somerset Police

One man, aged 41, was arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released on police bail while the investigation continues.

Detective Inspector Neil Meade, from the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) at Avon and Somerset Police, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Frederick’s family at this extremely difficult time.

“Specially trained liaison officers are supporting them and will keep them updated as our inquiry progresses.”

He added: “A team of detectives is working tirelessly to establish exactly what happened to Frederick and identify those responsible for his death.

“Specialist crime scene investigators have carried out a forensic examination of the scene while we continue to review CCTV from the area.

“We understand people will be shocked by this incident and the neighbourhood policing team are carrying out high-visibility patrols to provide reassurance. Anyone with concerns or questions is encouraged to an officer or alternatively they can contact their local team.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact police on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223046697.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111