January 22, 2018
Man charged with murder of Highbridge woman Laura Biss, 34

Police have charged a 35-year-old man in connection with the death of a woman in Highbridge at the weekend, who they have named as Laura Biss.

Christopher Harris, of no fixed address, has been charged with the murder of 34-year-old Laura Biss, whose body was found on the Burnham Road in the early hours of Saturday (January 20th).

He’s also been charged with death by dangerous driving, Police said on Monday evening.

Harris has been remanded in custody to appear at Taunton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (January 23rd).

Laura was formally identified earlier today and tributes have started to pour in for her from local people and friends.

Police have said they are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident.

"We would particularly like to hear from drivers of any cars with dashcams which may have driven along Burnham Road around the time of the incident," said a spokesman.

"If you are able to help, call us on 101, quoting 5218014348. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report it on-line using the following link quoting the above reference number."


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