Portishead man accused of murdering his mum remanded in custody

Avon and Somerset Police attended a property on Tansy Lane on 28 June.

A Portishead man accused of killing his mother has been mentioned at Bristol Crown Court.

Gavin Nash, 39, of Tansy Lane, is charged with the murder of 64-year-old Lynette Nash on 27June.

Ms Nash died following an incident at her home after emergency services received reports a woman in her 60s had been seriously injured.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and Nash was arrested.

Nash's case was mentioned in his absence at crown court today (3 July).

He is also accused of assaulting police officer Daniel Larkin on the same day while in custody at Patchway Police Centre. It is claimed he kicked Mr Larkin in the leg.

David Maunder, defending, made no application for bail. The defendant has been remanded into custody ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing at the court on July 27.

Earlier Detective Inspector Neil Meade, the senior investigating officer, said: “Lynette’s family continue to be offered support by our specialist family liaison officers.

“Our thoughts continue to be with the family as they come to terms with what has happened. We would like to thank the local community again for their patience and understanding while we carried out our investigation.”

Avon and Somerset Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) due to prior police contact.