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The couple were found with serious injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

the children, aged five and six, were unhurt and are being looked after by family members.

Detective Inspector Neil Meade, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said : "Specialist officers are providing support to Jennifer and Stephen's families and our thoughts remain with them this evening.

"we 've been keeping them fully updated on the progress of our investigation and they 're aware of this latest development.

"It is undoubtedly an extremely difficult time for them and I'd ask their privacy is respected as they continue to come to terms with what has happened."

two men, aged 34 and 67, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

The older man has been released under investigation.

a post-mortem examination confirmed ms chapple, 33, died from multiple stab wounds.

Due to prior contact with the couple, Avon and Somerset Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct ( IOPC ).

Mr Chapple, 36, taught computing at West Somerset College, where head teacher Gregg Mockridge said he will be "sadly missed".

"steve was a fantastic colleague at west somerset college, a brilliant teacher that cared deeply about the students in his care.

A man has been charged with murder over the deaths of a couple in their Somerset home.

jennifer and stephen chapple died at their home in norton fitzwarren, somerset, at 21:45 bst on sunday.

Collin Reeves, 34, also of Dragon Rise, is due to appear at Taunton Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

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".

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