COLLEAGUES of Jennifer Chapple - who died after an incident in Norton Fitzwarren on Sunday - have paid tribute to a 'well-loved and respected' colleague.

Mrs Chapple, named locally alongside husband Stephen as the people who died in Dragons Rise, worked at the Otter garden centre at Pen Elm, near Taunton.

Today (Tuesday), manager of the centre Rob Brooks paid tribute to the popular member of the team.

"It's still raw at the moment for all the staff," he said.

"As a centre, our hearts go out to those children that are left behind.

"She (Jennifer) was a well-loved and respected member of the team.

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"She was a lovely, kind-hearted lady and a devoted mother.

"It's very raw, she was very close to a lot of the team."

Jennifer, along with husband Stephen, has been named locally as a victim in an incident which unfolded in the Norton Fitzwarren street on Sunday night.

Police say the children, who were in the house when the couple were found with serious injuries, are being cared for.

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Somerset County Gazette: TRIBUTES: From staff at the Otter garden centre in Pen Elm, near Taunton. PICTURE: Google Street View
TRIBUTES: From staff at the otter garden centre in Pen Elm. PICTURE: Google Street View