The ex-soldier and father-of-two arrested on suspicion of murdering a married couple while their children were asleep upstairs has been pictured.

Former commando Royal Engineer Colin Reeves, 34, lived next door to IT teacher Stephen Chapple, 36, and his wife Jenny, 33, who worked at a garden centre.

The couple were found with serious head injuries at their home in the Somerset village of Norton Fitzwarren, near Taunton, on Sunday night.

a post-mortem examination confirmed mrs chapple died from multiple stabs wounds.

investigations into mr chapple's cause of death remains ongoing.

Their two young sons, aged five and six, were found asleep upstairs following the incident and were unhurt but 'distressed ', police said.

mr chapple taught computing at the nearby west somerset college.

Ex commando royal engineer Colin Reeves has been arrested on suspicion of murdering married couple Stephen and Jenny Chapple (Picture: SWNS/APEX)

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," he said.

'He led innovations in the use of technology across the school as well as within his own teaching.

Steve will be sadly missed by all staff and students and our thoughts and prayers go out to his children and wider family at this time."

Officers were called to Dragon Rise (pictured today) in Taunton, Somerset, at 9.45pm on Sunday. The couple were found with serious injuries

rob brooks, manager of the otter garden centre where jenny worked in the coffee shop.

she was a respected member of the team.

Magistrates granted an extension to the custody time limit in relation to the younger man.

A 67-year-old man was also arrested but was later released under investigation.

IT teacher Stephen Chapple, 36, and his garden centre worker wife Jenny, 33, were found at their property in the Somerset village of Norton Fitzwarren, near Taunton, on Sunday night

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

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Neil Meade said : 'What happened to Stephen and Jennifer is utterly heart-breaking and I can't begin to imagine the impact their deaths will have on their two children.

This is a tragic incident which has shocked the community, and neighbourhood officers are patrolling the area to provide reassurance."

A couple were killed in their home as their two children were asleep upstairs, police have said.

A woman living nearby said: 'We didn't see much of (the suspect) really, but there had been rows in the past about parking'  (image taken yesterday)

They died at the scene.

Police said the children were being looked after by family members.

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

Officers were called to the property in the village near Taunton at about 21:45 GMT.

Residents have confirmed parking was a contentious issue on the estate and drone pictures today showed two cars parked bumper to bumper in the Chapples' designated space

cordons remain at two properties on dragon rise as officers continue to examine them."

she said : "it's a very close knit, loving family.

Neighbours said there had been disputes about parking in the street and that police had visited on at least three previous occasions to speak to those involved.

Officers searched bushes, gardens and drains around the house in Dragon Rise.

A ground view of the parking space. One woman said: 'Everyone has an issue with parking around here. Some people have multiple cars there isn't space for and it has caused a lot of upset'

A murder investigation is being led by the major crime investigation team.

One neighbour, who asked to be named only as Melissa, said : "Everyone has an issue with parking around here … it has caused a lot of upset."

They are believed to have been sleeping at the time of their parents' death Parking rows are understood to be common on the private seven-year-old estate due to the narrow roads and lack of parking spaces.

The garden centre coffee shop worker- who is said to have sent the clip to a friend- is seen reaching for her door handle as she is confronted and accused of "f**ing gobbing off" by a man.

The pair - who were named locally - were found with serious injuries and died at the scene. Jenny is pictured in a social media photo

Jenny tells the man "she's the one who started it, so f*** off" and he shouts back : "What's that, you f***ing c***?

You fat b**** ... you f***ing dirty ... '.

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