A 70-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in Brean on Wednesday (October 25).

Officers were called to a holiday park off Weston Road at around 4.50pm. On arrival, they found a 59-year-old woman with a significant injury.

At 5.20pm, the woman was pronounced dead, despite the best efforts of officers.

The woman has yet to be formally identified, however her next of kin have been informed. They will be offered support by a specially trained family liaison officer.

Simon Steeves, 70 and of Weston Road, was arrested at the scene and has now been charged with murder.

Steeves will appear in court today (Friday, October 27).

Police believe that there is no wider threat to the public at this moment in time. According to officers, this is an "isolated incident".

Local people can expect to see a wider police presence in the area over the next couple days whilst police establish the facts and carry out a "full and thorough" investigation.

Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) detective inspector Neil Meade said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family during this time and we would like to reassure them and the local community that our MCIT will carry out a full and thorough investigation to establish the facts.

“Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area over the next few days, but I would like to reassure them that, at this stage, we believe there is no wider risk to the public and this is an isolated incident.

“If anyone has any questions or concerns, we encourage you to speak to any of our uniformed officers or contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.”

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223261220, or complete an online appeals form.

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