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Man charged with murder of Taunton woman

Avon and Somerset Police have charged a man on suspicion of the murder of Heather Jordan. Credit: ITV News

Detectives have charged a man with the murder of Heather Jordan, whose body was discovered in Taunton on the weekend.

Martin Corns, 52, of Denmark Terrace in Taunton, will appear before Taunton Deane Magistrates' Court on Friday 23 February.

34-year-old Heather Jordan was found dead on Sunday morning.

Avon and Somerset officers continue to patrol the area.

Man arrested in connection with death of woman in Taunton

Lyngford Park, in the Priorswood area, was cordoned off by police. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Taunton.

Lyngford Park, in the Priorswood area, was cordoned off by police.

It followed a call to officers about concerns for the welfare of a woman in the park at about 8am on Sunday 20th February.

The woman received treatment but had already died.

Officers say her death is being treated as unexplained.


Police say M5 Southbound carriageway should open soon

Police say the Southbound carriageway of the M5 between J25 and J26 should open shortly following a multiple-vehicle crash in which a person died.

Investigators have been at the scene but police say their work has now been competed.

The Northbound carriageway is expected to remain closed for some time with officers unable to provide an estimated timeframe.

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Police appeal for help to trace missing Frome woman and child

Kelly Watkins and her son Finn were last seen getting on a train in Frome yesterday morning. Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Avon and Somerset Police are asking for help to trace a Frome woman who is missing along with her child.

Kelly Watkins, aged 32, and 21-month-old son Finn were last seen getting on a train in Frome at 10.15am yesterday morning.

Police say Kelly may have told a member of the public she was travelling to Preston to see family.

She is described as white, slim, 5ft 10 and was wearing leggings and a purple cardigan over a tie-dye top. Finn was wearing a babygro and a lightweight green and blue raincoat.

Police say Kelly is vulnerable and are asking anyone who sees her or Finn to call 999.

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