Westmoreland has recorded its first murder for 2018.

According to reports, a 47-year-old man was shot and killed in Frome in the parish on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Paul Malcolm, otherwise called “Bull Dog” of Water Lane in Frome.

Police reports are that about 3:20am, residents stumbled upon the body of Malcolm and called them.

Upon their arrival, Malcolm was seen lying on the ground with two gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at hospital.