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Neighbours speak of 'shock' at suspected murder of woman in her 40s

PUBLISHED: 12:55 10 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:30 11 November 2019

A police presence remains in Little Stonham as police investigate the death of a woman in her 40s. The exact location of the incident has not been released  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A police presence remains in Little Stonham as police investigate the death of a woman in her 40s. The exact location of the incident has not been released Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A community has reacted with shock after a woman in her 40s is believed to have been murdered on their doorstep.

Police were called to a property in Norwich Road after the death of a woman in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 10 November  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNPolice were called to a property in Norwich Road after the death of a woman in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 10 November Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of the woman in Norwich Road, Little Stonham, in the early hours of today, November 10.

A 52-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Police cars and a forensics van were seen to be parked in the car park of the Magpie Pub at Stonham Parva, but it is unclear where the incident took place.

Police say they were called to a property in Norwich Road at about 3.30am.

Kenneth Kinsey, 69, spotted six police cars and an ambulance when he got up at about 5.30am.

He said news of the murder investigation was a "bit of a shock".

Carole Shaw, who has lived there for three years, said there had been lots of police activity at the pub all day.

"It's just a bit of a dampener that happened on my doorstep," she said.

Stonham district councillor Suzie Morley said: "Obviously any murder is horrific and you never expect it to be on your patch."

A spokesman for Suffolk police said paramedics were in attendance, but sadly a woman in her forties died at the scene.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team at Suffolk police on 101 quoting reference number CAD 51 of November 10.

You can also report information online at www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report information online through www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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