Man, 70, charged with murder of woman, 59, who was ‘stabbed’ at Diamond Meadow Lodge holiday park in Brean

A MAN has been charged with murder after a woman was stabbed at a holiday park in Somerset.

Denise Steeves, 59, was found with “a significant injury” at Diamond Meadow Lodge Park in Brean at around 4.50pm on Wednesday.

Police at the scene of the crime at the holiday park on Wednesday


Police at the scene of the crime at the holiday park on Wednesday

Rescue workers rushed to the scene but she was pronounced dead 30 minutes later.

Simon Steeves, 70, has been charged with murder.

Detective Inspector Neil Meade, of Avon and Somerset Police’s serious crime investigation team, said: “Formal identification has yet to be made, however we believe the deceased is Denise Steeves.”

“Their family is fully informed of this development and our thoughts continue to be with them as they come to terms with what has happened.”

Neighbors described the pair as a “couple” who were often seen walking their dog around the property.

One told The Sun: “They were just an ordinary couple who had lived here for several years.”

“They seemed really nice because they were used to watching them walk the dog they rescued from a local kennel.”

Another neighbor said: “It is shocking that this has happened here in our quiet country park.

“They were always together and seemed like a lovely couple.

“We didn’t know anything had happened until we noticed the police helicopters flying overhead and then police cars and ambulances appeared.”

The caravan park, which has more than 40 trailers, was quiet on Thursday as residents trimmed roses and walked their dogs as usual.

A police car guarded a single trailer surrounded by police tape prohibiting entry.

Another local said: “I’ve lived here for over 35 years and have never seen the police – except when driving past. It’s really unusual, there’s never been any trouble there.”

“I saw a helicopter landing there, but I’m not sure if it was a police helicopter or a rescue helicopter. It is shocking.”

DI Meade added: “We will continue to conduct a full and thorough investigation as this case progresses.”

“There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area and our officers remain available to address any questions or concerns.”

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Curtis Crabtree

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