Husband charged with murder of Claire Tavener

PUBLISHED: 18:39 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 19:00 01 February 2018

Family of Claire Tavener pay tribute to 'beautiful girl'.

Family of Claire Tavener pay tribute to 'beautiful girl'.

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary has charged the husband of Claire Tavener in connection with her murder.

Police in Brendon Gardens investigating the crime scene. Picture: Mark AthertonPolice in Brendon Gardens investigating the crime scene. Picture: Mark Atherton

Andrew Tavener, of Brendon Gardens, Nailsea, has been remanded in custody pending an appearance at Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Friday).

The 27-year-old mother-of-two died after she was found inside her home in Brendon Gardens, with serious injuries at 7am on January 8.

Her husband was arrested at Nailsea & Backwell Railway Station 30 minutes later.

MORE: Woman found dead in Nailsea.

Police outside the home in Brendon Gardens where Claire Tavener's body was found. Picture: Mark AthertonPolice outside the home in Brendon Gardens where Claire Tavener's body was found. Picture: Mark Atherton

A post mortem examination confirmed she died from multiple stab wounds.

Specialist officers continue to provide support to Claire’s family, who released a tribute to their ‘beautiful girl’.

They said: “Claire was an amazing woman, full of life and love for her boys. She made us so proud to be her parents and brother.

“The pain of losing our beautiful girl so suddenly is unbearable but we now have to concentrate on the boys and would appreciate being given time to grieve.”

MORE: Family of Claire Tavener pay tribute to their ‘beautiful girl’.

A fundraising page was set up to raise money for her two boys.


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