Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Update: Husband and wife Harold and Wendy Ambrose found dead in Boxted home died from shotgun wounds

18:57 25 May 2014

Police remain at the scene after bodies were found at a house in Chapel Road in Boxted.

Police remain at the scene after bodies were found at a house in Chapel Road in Boxted.

Archant

An 82-year-old man called police just moments after shooting his wife before turning the shotgun on himself at a remote countryside cottage, it has emerged.

shares

The man and woman found dead at a house in Chapel Road, Boxted, are believed to be 82-year-old Harold Ambrose and his wife Wendy, aged 77.

Police received a 999 call from a man believed to be Mr Ambrose saying he had shot his wife and planned to shoot himself at about 6.35am yesterday.

Armed police attended the property and discovered a man’s body in the back garden. He had a single shotgun wound to the face.

The body of Wendy Ambrose was then found in a chair in the lounge. She had suffered two shotgun wounds, one to the face and another to the head.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett, said: “The post mortem examinations have been completed and both died from their shotgun wounds.
“This was consistent with the evidence the forensic officers found at the scene and the initial telephone call to the police.
“I do not believe anyone else was involved in their deaths.

“Our enquiries will continue and a report will be submitted to HM Coroner in due course.
“The house will remain under police control while other searches are ongoing.”

shares

4 comments

  • Mr Manning, please don't jump to conclusions. Harold was one of the kindest and gentle people I ever met, they were a devoted couple. He'd just been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimers, and Wendy with terminal cancer. Please think about that.

    Report this comment

    Ben

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • selfish old man [ what about his poor daughter]?

    Report this comment

    TERENCE MANNING

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • "Carbon monoxide" out of a shotgun ??

    Report this comment

    Sarky Sage

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • That's very sad, maybe a faulty boiler or something (carbon monoxide). RIP lovely old couple.

    Report this comment

    Lee Davies

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Police are investigating

The incident occurred at around 4.10am on Sunday in Charles Street.

Police release efit in connection with Stowmarket robbery on June 1

The hard drive, along with designer sunglasses and a DVD player, were stolen from St Osyth Road on Saturday.

Police remain at the scene of the incident

The two thefts have prompted a warning to horse and yard owners to review the security of their properties.

Two homes in Harebell Road were burgled on Friday (July 24).

Police release efit in connection with Stowmarket robbery on June 1

The first incident occurred between Wednesday, July 22 at 11pm and Thursday, July 23 at midnight, in which offenders forced entry to a van on Avondale Walk and took a black tool bag containing a spotlight and charger.

Police are currently on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on the Felixstowe-bound carriageway of the A14 close to the Trimley turn off.

Jamie Williams and The Roots Collective performing at the 2012 Brightlingsea Music Festival.

A bumper line-up is set to hit the stage for this year’s Brightlingsea Free Music Festival as the event celebrates its 15th anniversary.

From left to right, Paul Goodchild, Dale Boustead, Gordon Wagstaff, Neil Stead, Stephen Cole, and Roger Stearne

A west Suffolk grandfather who collapsed at the bed and breakfast he runs and went into cardiac arrest has been reunited with the ambulance workers who saved his life.

The Beatles

Organisers of a major creative event in Woodbridge have announced this summer’s line-up – and an expansion of the festival.

Five-generation family following the birth of Betty Warne’s great-great-grandson Hudson. Left to right, Hudson Moss, Abigail Frost, Sarah Frost, Julie Hudson, Betty Warne.

Three-week old Hudson Moss will not be short of attention from doting relatives – he is the fifth generation to be born into a close-knit Claydon family.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages