Police launch murder investigation in Brean

Police Officers were called to a holiday park off Weston Road at around 4.50pm yesterday (25 October). On arrival they found a woman with a significant injury. Officers tried to help her but despite their efforts she was pronounced dead at the scene at around 5.20pm.

Formal identification has not yet taken place. However Police have notified her next of kin. They have been offered support by a specially trained family liaison officer.

Police have launched a murder investigation. A 70-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) are now on site. Detective Inspector Neil Meade said:Ā “Our MCIT will carry out a full and thorough investigation to establish the facts. Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area over the next few days. I would like to reassure them that, at this stage, we believe there is no wider risk to the public and this is an isolated incident. If anyone has any questions or concerns, we encourage you to speak to any of our uniformed officers or contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

If anyone heard or saw anything suspicious, or have any more information which could aid our investigation, please contact 101 and quote reference 5223261220.

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