28, 2017 Bail
hearing today for Burnham man Owen Pellow in murder case
Burnham-On-Sea man who has been charged with the murder of 36-year-old
Lisa Thornton in the town is set to appear in court again today
(Tuesday, November 28th).
have charged Owen Pellow, 42, of Berrow Road with the murder of
Lisa Marie Thornton, 36, his former partner.
appeared in the dock at Bristol Magistrates Court on Saturday. His
solicitor Sally Donaldson indicated that Pellow, who spoke to confirm
his date of birth and address, would plead not guilty.
Coleman, for the prosecution, told the hearing that the victim is
the defendant's ex-partner.
is due to appear again for a bail hearing today at Bristol Crown
Court via a video link.
were initially called to the property - next to the Co-Op store
in Berrow Road - just after 7.30am on Thursday November 23rd.
Great Western Air Ambulance, pictured below, landed at the nearby
Burnham and Berrow golf course, but took off without a casualty
a short time later.
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 added: "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."
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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