Family of explosion victims grieves

THE two people who were found dead at the scene of the explosion in Axbridge have now been formally identified as Wendy

THE two people who were found dead at the scene of the explosion in Axbridge have now been formally identified as Wendy and Wilfred (known as Wilf) Bastin (pictured).

Wendy was 47 years old and Wilf was aged 60 and worked as a carpenter.

A statement on behalf of the Bastin family reads:

"Last weekend our lives were turned upside down when we learned of the tragic deaths of our beloved Wendy and Wilf.


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"We are co-operating fully with the police so they can conduct a speedy investigation.

"We as a family need time now to come to terms with our loss and to inform all those who cared about Wendy and Wilf regarding their deaths.

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"On behalf of all the family we ask that we be left alone to come to terms with our grief in the days and weeks before we are able to lay our loved ones to rest.

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