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Pictured: Husband is seen with wife he has been charged with murdering after she was found dead at a holiday park


  • Simon Steeves was arrested on suspicion of murder and has now been charged

A husband, who has been charged with murdering his wife, is pictured with her in a photo that was posted a year prior to when she was found dead at a holiday park. 

Simon Steeves, 70, will appear at Taunton Magistrates’ Court today in connection with the death of Denise Steeves, 59, at the Diamond Meadow Lodge Park in Brean, Somerset.

Avon and Somerset Police officers were called to the holiday park off Weston Road at around 4.50pm on Wednesday. On arrival, they found a woman with a ‘significant injury’ and she was sadly pronounced dead half an hour later.

Steeves, who lived at the park with the victim, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has now been charged.

Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) Detective Inspector Neil Meade said: ‘Formal identification has yet to take place, however we believe the deceased to be Denise Steeves.

Simon Steeves (left) will appear at Taunton Magistrates' Court today in connection with the death of Denise Steeves (right), 59, at the Diamond Meadow Lodge Park in Brean, Somerset

Simon Steeves (left) will appear at Taunton Magistrates’ Court today in connection with the death of Denise Steeves (right), 59, at the Diamond Meadow Lodge Park in Brean, Somerset

Simon Steeves (right) has been charged with the murder of his partner Denise Steeves (left)

Simon Steeves (right) has been charged with the murder of his partner Denise Steeves (left)

A 70-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his partner at a holiday park, after she was found with a 'significant injury'

A 70-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his partner at a holiday park, after she was found with a ‘significant injury’ 

‘Her family has been fully updated on this development and our continued thoughts are with them as they come to terms with what has happened.

‘We will continue to carry out a full and thorough investigation as this case progresses.

‘There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area and our officers are still available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.’

Locals say the couple were often seen walking their dog around the site and were described as very friendly. Many are struggling to come to terms with what happened.

One local, who lived on the park, said: ‘They were a lovely couple and lived together, they’d always be out on the park walking their dog. I’d always say hello and give them a wave.

‘I’ve never seen any police around here and I’ve not seen anything unusual going on at their caravan.

Simon Steeves, who lived at the park with the victim Denise Steeves, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has now been charged

Simon Steeves, who lived at the park with the victim Denise Steeves, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has now been charged 

Avon and Somerset Police officers were called to the holiday park off Weston Road at around 4.50pm on Wednesday

Avon and Somerset Police officers were called to the holiday park off Weston Road at around 4.50pm on Wednesday 

‘I was very surprised when I heard, the park was full of police cars and about three ambulances.’

Another local said: ‘I’ve lived here for over 35 years, I’ve never seen the police – other than driving past. It’s really unusual, there’s never been any trouble over there.

‘I saw a helicopter landing there but I’m not sure if it was the police or ambulance one.

‘It’s shocking.’



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