Monday, 21 January 2008

Murdered man was Minehead gardener

THE man murdered in a Minehead street brawl at the weekend was has been revealed as 36-year-old Tim Chilcott (pictured).
Mr Chilcott, who was a self-employed gardener, lived in the Periton area of the town.
His parents, Fred and Sylvia Chiclott, live in Hillview Close, Minehead.
Mr Chilcott, who was single, also had a brother, Kevin, and a sister, Heather.
He is thought to have been stabbed during a fight in the early hours of Sunday, January 20, which started in Wellington Square and continued into The Parade and into Blenheim Road, where he collapsed with serious head injuries.
Mr Chilcott was kept on a life support machine in Musgrove Park Hospital, where he died at about mid-day today (Monday).
Detectives investigating his murder have now arrested three teenagers on suspicion of Mr Chilcott’s murder.
The trio, aged 19, 18, and 16 years, were taken into custody at Minehead Police Station.
An appeal for witnesses who may have been in and around the Blenheim Road or town centre area shortly after midnight on Sunday has been made by the police.
They especially want to talk to anybody who may have left the Wellington Hotel near the time of the incident or may have spoken to the occupants of a dark coloured, three-door car around Wellington Square shortly afterwards.
Anybody who can help is asked to contact Taunton CID on 0845-4567000 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.
Det Chief Insp Martyn Triggol, who is leading the inquiry has reassured residents that the murder was an isolated incident and that Minehead generally was a safe place in which to live.

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