A MIDDLE-aged woman from Somerset is due in court tomorrow (Friday, April 22) after being charged with murder.

Dawn Lewis, 53, is accused of stabbing Glenn Richards to death earlier this week.

Lewis, of Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, remains in police custody pending an appearance at Yeovil Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Mr Richards, aged 61, died in the early hours of Tuesday (April 19) following an incident at a property in Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury.

Police had been called to the property shortly before midnight the previous evening (Monday).

A post-mortem examination concluded Mr Richards’ preliminary cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

His next of kin have been informed and are being kept updated by specially trained family liaison officers.

A police cordon remains at the scene as investigations continue.

Chief Inspector Andrew Pritchard said: “We recognise the continued police activity in the area may cause alarm and I’d like to reassure the community neighbourhood officers remain in the area should anyone wish to raise any concerns with them.

“A thorough investigation is being carried out and while we’ve reduced the size of the cordon, we anticipate it may be a couple of days yet before we complete all our enquiries.”

Anyone with information about this incident who hasn’t yet spoken with the police is asked to call them on 101, providing the call handler the reference number 5222091818.