Published:
November 24, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea man, 42, charged with murder of Lisa Thornton

Burnham-On-Sea 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).

Police 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.

"He will appear at Bristol Magistrates Court on Saturday morning," confirmed a Police spokesman.

"A post mortem confirmed that Lisa died of multiple stab wounds at a property in Berrow Road."

The photo above of Lisa was issued by Police on Friday evening ahead of Saturday's court appearance.

Police were initially called to the property - next to the Co-Op store in Berrow Road - just after 7.30am on Thursday.

The Great Western Air Ambulance pictured below landed at the nearby Burnham and Berrow golf course, but took off without a casualty.

Police spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Efforts were made to revive the woman but sadly she died at about 8.15am."

A Great 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 family."

Police made door to door enquiries during the day and crime scene investigators were also seen working at the scene.

Nearby 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."

Another 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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