Wife, 65, charged with murder after golf club captain husband, 78, who 'wouldn't say boo to a goose' is stabbed to death

A WIFE has been charged today with murdering her golf club captain husband after he was stabbed to death.

David Jackson, 78, was found by cops on Saturday evening at his bungalow in Berrow, Somerset.


His wife Penelope, 65, has been charged with his murder and is due to appear in court today.

The pensioner is believed to have been a captain at the Burnham and Berrow Golf Club and had renovated his front garden last summer.

A post-mortem was carried out yesterday and revealed David had died following a number of stab wounds. 

Paramedics pronounced David dead at around 9.15pm on Saturday night. Officers from Avon and Somerset Police said the death was believed to be an "isolated incident". 

One local told The Sun: “David was a lovely gentleman who wouldn’t say boo to a goose.

"He and his wife Penny did their front garden up last summer, they were both very houseproud.”

Another neighbour said: “He always seemed very friendly and cheerful. "I only knew him to say hello to in the street as I was walking my dog," said one resident, who did not want to be named.

"The whole community is shocked by what's happened. You don't expect to see police vans and forensic teams searching homes here.”


In a statement, cops said formal identification is yet to take place, but they believe the man is David Jackson.

They said his family have been informed and are "receiving support from a specialist family liaison officer at this difficult time".

Late yesterday, police remained outside the sealed off two-bedroom bungalow as officers continued their investigation.

The home remains cordoned off today.

"A police cordon remains in place and will do for some time while inquiries are carried out," said Det Insp Roger Doxsey, of the major crime investigation team.

"Additional patrols will be taking place as a precaution and we'd urge anyone with concerns about this incident to talk to those officers.

“A police cordon remains in place and will do for some time while enquiries are carried out.

"Additional patrols will be taking place as a precaution and we’d urge anyone with concerns about this incident to talk to those officers."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 using reference 5221032125.


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