Bristol

Bristol murder accused Jason Conroy appears in court

An 18-year-old man has appeared at Bristol Crown Court charged with murdering a woman of the same age.

Jason Conroy, of Knowle, was arrested following an incident at a property in which Melissa Mathieson, 18, seriously injured.

Police said Ms Mathieson died later in Southmead Hospital. A post-mortem examination is due to take place later to determine the cause of death.

Mr Conroy remains in custody and will reappear at Crown Court on 2 February.

In a statement, Ms Mathieson's family said they were "in total shock", and paid tribute to her saying she was "an amazing young lady who was always a pleasure to be around".

They added: "We all love her more than words can say and she will be greatly missed."