Berrow Murder, woman charged

Penelope Jackson has been remanded in custody following the death of a man in Berrow over the weekend. She is due to appear at Taunton Magistrates Court today (Monday 15 February). The 65 year old from Parsonage Road, Berrow, has been charged with murder.

Earlier today Police released more details of the victim. He was a 78-year-old man and had been severely injured when paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The post mortem revealed his death was caused by multiple stab wounds. No formal identification has taken place, but Police believe he was a Mr David Jackson.

His family have been informed and are receiving support from a specialist family liaison officer at this difficult time. They have asked for their privacy to be respected.

A police cordon remains in place. The Police would like to thank the community for their patience while their enquiries are carried out.

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