25, 2017 Burnham
man Owen Pellow in court charged with killing Lisa Thornton
Burnham-On-Sea man who has been charged with the murder of 36-year-old
Lisa Thornton in the town appeared in court on Saturday.
said on Friday evening that Owen Pellow, 42, of Berrow Road had
been charged with the murder of the woman, whom they named as Lisa
Marie Thornton, 36.
Magistrates Court heard on Saturday that 36-year-old Lisa
was his former partner.
who appeared in the dock in a grey T-shirt. His solicitor Sally
Donaldson indicated that Pellow, who spoke to confirm his date of
birth and address, would plead not guilty.
Coleman, for the prosecution, told the hearing that the victim is
the defendant's ex-partner.
is due to appear again for a bail hearing on Tuesday November 28th
at Bristol Crown Court when he will stay in prison and use a video
were initially called to the property - next to the Co-Op store
in Berrow Road - just after 7.30am on Thursday November 23rd.
Great Western Air Ambulance, pictured below, landed at the nearby
Burnham and Berrow golf course, but took off without a casualty
a short time later.
spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Efforts were
made to revive the woman but sadly she died at about 8.15am."
Western Air Ambulance Charity spokeswoman added: "First Great
Western Air Ambulance Charity critical care team were called to
an incident in Burnham-On-Sea shortly after 7.30am and we were on
scene within 16 minutes. Our thoughts are with the family."
residents have spoken of their shock at the incident. One lady told
us: "I was out dog walking in the area at around 7.20am and
I saw five police cars parked outside the Co-Op followed by the
air ambulance. It's a huge shock to hear this has happened and our
thoughts and prayers go to the family."
resident added: "We saw the green air ambulance circling over
the village and coming into land, then later in the day noticed
the lane next to the Co-Op fenced off. Everyone is incredibly sad
for the family and wishes them well."
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