Woman found dead in Nailsea named by police

PUBLISHED: 14:51 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:51 08 January 2018

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

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

Mark Atherton

A Nailsea woman, found dead at a home this morning (Monday), has been named by police as their murder investigation continues.

Police have cordoned off the station while its murder investigation continues. Picture: Mark AthertonPolice have cordoned off the station while its murder investigation continues. Picture: Mark Atherton

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.

MORE: Murder investigation launched by police after body found in Nailsea.

While police believe this is an isolated incident, patrols have been stepped up as a result.

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

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.

A police officer at Nailsea & Backwell Railway Station this afternoon (Monday). Picture: Mark AthertonA police officer at Nailsea & Backwell Railway Station this afternoon (Monday). Picture: Mark Atherton

“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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