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Man remanded in custody charged with Taunton murder

Flowers left near the spot where Heather Jordan died. Credit: ITV West Country

A man has appeared before magistrates charged with the murder of a woman in Taunton.

The body of 34-year-old Heather Jordan was discovered in Lyngford Park on Sunday morning, 18 February 2018.

52-year-old Martin Corns of Denmark Terrace has been remanded in custody to appear at Exeter Crown Court on 26 February.

Officers are continuing to patrol the area to reassure residents.

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.

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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.

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Police appeal to find missing Taunton woman

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public's help to find missing 26-year-old woman Stacey Hyde. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public's help to find missing 26-year-old woman Stacey Hyde.

Stacey was last seen in the Priorswood area of Taunton at approximately 4.30pm on New Year's Eve.

Police are concerned for her welfare and want to find her to make sure she is safe.

Stacey is white, 6ft tall, of slim build and has blonde hair. She was wearing a red jumper and blue jeans which are possibly ripped.

Officers believe she may be in the company of a man in his late 20s who is described as being of slim build with short, possibly bleached hair and facial hair.

Stacey, who also sometimes goes by the name Anastasia Darlison, may be in an agitated state and police advise anyone who sees her not to approach her but to call them immediately.

Hammer attack victim who danced with the Duchess

War veteran Jim Booth has been seriously injured after being beaten with a hammer at his home in Taunton.

He has been described as a 'secret hero' of D-Day. In his later years, the 96-year-old has made some famous connections.

In August 2015, Jim Booth joined the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall for a reception in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.

During the party, which was hosted by the Royal British Legion, Mr Booth took to the floor for a dance with Camilla.

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