Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 7°C

Search

Hartest: Police find body at home of man accused of child sex offences

13:23 11 February 2014

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

Archant

Police have found a body at the home of a man who failed to turn up at court to face child sex offence charges.

Martin Knock, of Hartest, near Bury St Edmunds, was due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday for the first day of his case.

The 49-year-old, of The Row, Hartest, had previously denied 10 charges of assaulting a girl under the age of 13 between July 2007 and July 2010.

The alleged offences were said to have happened in Lavenham.

Knock had also denied three charges of assaulting a girl under 13 by penetration between July 2007 and July 2009.

A spokesman for Suffolk police confirmed that officers went to a property in The Row, Hartest, at about noon yesterday, where a man was found dead.

The spokesman added: “The man’s death at this stage is being treated as unexplained but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

“Formal identification of the man has not taken place – therefore police are not able to confirm any details about the deceased man.”

The coroner has been informed.

1 comment

A roadblock has been put in place on the London-bound carriageway of the A12 at Margaretting due to an ongoing incident.

Three reported firearms incidents in just over a week in the same area of Colchester have prompted a call for vigilance from police.

A major new campaign to counter the negative effects of council funding cutbacks and encourage Sudbury residents to take a pride in the town is to be officially launched this weekend.

A man will appear in court this March in connection with a fatal car crash.

Villagers have spoken with a “conclusive voice” over the need for four communities to have a bypass built if Sizewell C is given the go-ahead.

The hands have finally have been reinstated on St Peter’s Church clocks in Sudbury, much to the delight of visitors to the town.

Most people will have read some children’s books growing up – but how much can you remember about them?

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24