Woman found dead in Nailsea named by police
PUBLISHED: 14:51 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:51 08 January 2018
A Nailsea woman, found dead at a home this morning (Monday), has been named by police as their murder investigation continues.
Claire Tavener’s body was discovered at 7am in a house in Brendon Gardens and Avon and Somerset Constabulary have confirmed her identity this afternoon.
A 45-year-old man was arrested at 7.30am at Nailsea & Backwell Railway Station.
He was taken to hospital with injuries.
A police cordon was put up around the train station and is expected to stay in place for the rest of the day.
While police believe this is an isolated incident, patrols have been stepped up as a result.
Detective Chief Inspector James Riccio said: “In custody today we have a 45-year-old male who was arrested from Nailsea and Backwell Railway Station, moments after police attendance here [Brendon Gardens].
“Currently he has an injury, which he suffered before his arrest, and that’s being treated before we can formally speak to him.
“We were called here this morning at 7am.
“Paramedics called us as they found a 27-year-old lady, who has been locally identified as Claire Tavener.
“Claire was pronounced dead here this morning just moments before 7am as ambulance and police arrived.
“We have a 45-year-old male in custody at the moment helping us with our enquiries.”
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