Ex-soldier arrested on suspicion of murdering couple at home amid claims of ‘parking row’

Former commando Royal Engineer and dad-of-two Colin Reeves, 34, remains in custody following the killings of next door neighbours Stephen Chapple, 36, and his wife Jenny, 33

An ex-soldier arrested on suspicion of murdering a married couple in an alleged row about parking has been pictured for the first time.

Former commando Royal Engineer and dad-of-two Colin Reeves, 34, remains in custody following the killings of his next door neighbours Stephen Chapple, 36, and his wife Jenny, 33.

The couple were found with serious head injuries at their home in the Somerset village of Norton Fitzwarren, near Taunton, on Sunday night.

It comes as doorbell footage has emerged showing a clash by the Chapple’s front door, with Jenny being called a “cheeky little b****”.

The garden centre coffee shop worker – who is said to have sent the clip to a friend – is seen reaching for her door handle as she is confronted and accused of “f**ing gobbing off” by a man.

Jenny tells the man “she’s the one who started it, so f*** off” and he shouts back: “What’s that, you fing c? You fat b*…you fing dirty…”

Two children who were in the property are said to be unhurt but distressed.

They are believed to have been sleeping at the time of their parents’ death

Parking rows are understood to be common on the private seven-year-old estate due to the narrow roads and lack of parking spaces.

A 67-year-old man was also arrested but was later released under investigation.

A statement by Avon and Somerset Police said: “Two men, aged 34 and 67, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday.

“Magistrates today granted an extension to the custody time limit in relation to a 34-year-old man while the 67-year-old man has been released under investigation to allow further enquiries to take place.

“Cordons remain at two properties on Dragon Rise as officers continue to examine them.”