24, 2017 Burnham-On-Sea
man, 42, charged with murder of Lisa Thornton
Police have charged a 42-year-old man with the murder of a 36-year-old
woman in the town on Thursday morning (November 23rd).
said on Friday evening that Owen Pellow, 42, of Berrow Road had
been charged with the murder of the woman, whom they named as Lisa
Marie Thornton, 36.
will appear at Bristol Magistrates Court on Saturday morning,"
confirmed a Police spokesman.
post mortem confirmed that Lisa died of multiple stab wounds at
a property in Berrow Road."
photo above of Lisa was issued by Police on Friday evening ahead
of Saturday's court appearance.
were initially called to the property - next to the Co-Op store
in Berrow Road - just after 7.30am on Thursday.
Great Western Air Ambulance pictured below landed at the nearby
Burnham and Berrow golf course, but took off without a casualty.
spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Efforts were
made to revive the woman but sadly she died at about 8.15am."
Western Air Ambulance Charity spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"First Great Western Air Ambulance Charity critical care team
were called to an incident in Burnham-On-Sea shortly after 7.30am
and we were on scene within 16 minutes. Our thoughts are with the
made door to door enquiries during the day and crime scene investigators
were also seen working at the scene.
residents have spoken of their shock at the incident. One lady told
us: "I was out dog walking in the area at around 7.20am and
I saw five police cars parked outside the Co-Op followed by the
air ambulance. It's a huge shock to hear this has happened and our
thoughts and prayers go to the family."
resident added: "We saw the green air ambulance circling over
the village and coming into land, then later in the day noticed
the lane next to the Co-Op fenced off. Everyone is incredibly sad
for the family and wishes them well."
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