Norton Fitzwarren murders – man charged

Avon & Somerset Police have charged a 34-year-old man with murder. Collin Reeves, of Dragon Rise, Norton Fitzwarren Is charged with the murder of Jennifer and Stephen Chapple in Norton Fitzwarren on Sunday (21 November).

Reeves remains in police custody and is due to appear at Taunton Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Thursday 25 November).

Jennifer, aged 33, and Stephen, aged 36, were formally identified earlier today.

Post-mortem examinations concluded they both died from multiple stab wounds.

Detective Inspector Neil Meade, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “I’d like to remind both the media and the public that criminal proceedings are now active and Collin Reeves has a right to a fair trial.
It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings

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