Murder inquiry launched after woman found dead in Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 11:57 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:18 08 January 2018

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

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

Mark Atherton

A man has been arrested after a 27-year-old woman was found dead at a house in Nailsea this morning (Monday).

Officers were called to Brendon Gardens just before 7am and found a woman inside the property with serious injuries.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, she died at the scene.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at 7.30am at Nailsea and Backwell Railway Station and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

The station has been closed and a cordon put up around the house in Brendon Gardens.

The police have now launched a murder investivation and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector James Riccio said: “This investigation is at a very early stage and we are doing everything possible to determine how the woman died.

“Her next of kin have been informed and specially trained officers will be providing them with all the support they need. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“Specialist crime scene investigators are now examining the scene while there is also an increased police presence in the area for reassurance.

“We’re aware this will have an impact on the wider community and I’d like to reassure people we believe this to be an isolated incident.

“Anyone with any concerns is encouraged to contact their local neighbourhood team.”

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Brendon Gardens area prior to the incident, is asked to call 101 and state the log number 108 for today.

UPDATE: Police name victim found dead in Nailsea.

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