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Man charged with murder of mother-of-two

Claire Tavener died after being found with multiple stab wounds inside a property in Nailsea on January 8.

A man has been charged with the murder of a mother-of-two, police said.

Andrew Tavener, 45, will appear before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Friday accused of the killing of Claire Tavener, 27.

She died after being found with serious injuries inside a property in Brendon Gardens, Nailsea, North Somerset, on January 8.

A post mortem examination found she died from multiple stab wounds.

Tavener, of Brendon Gardens, Nailsea, North Somerset, was arrested a short time later at Nailsea and Backwell train station, and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“Andrew Tavener has been remanded in custody pending an appearance at Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow,” a force spokesman said.

“We’d like to thank the public for their support during this investigation.

“Specialist officers continue to provide support to her family.”

Last month, Ms Tavener’s family paid tribute to her.

They said: “Claire was an amazing woman, full of life and love for her boys. She made us so proud to be her parents and brother.

“Her sense of humour and ability to focus on the important things meant she could cope with any situation with ease.”

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