Published:
November 24, 2017
Police investigate 'unexplained' death of Burnham-On-Sea woman

Burnham-On-Sea Police have begun an investigation into the 'unexplained' death of a woman in the town on Thursday (November 23rd).

Police arrested a man after being called to a property next to the Co-Op store in Berrow Road soon after 7.30am.

The green 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: "We were called to reports of a woman with serious injuries at a property in Berrow Road in Burnham-On-Sea at about 7.30am."

"Efforts were made to revive the woman but sadly she died at about 8.15am. The death is currently being treated as unexplained."

"A man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody."

A Great Western Air Ambulance Charity spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Burnham-On-Sea Police on 101, quoting log 0143 of Thursday.

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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