Man remains in custody after woman in 40s dies following shooting

A polic cordon remained in place yesterday evening in Barham after a man was arrested on suspicion o

A polic cordon remained in place yesterday evening in Barham after a man was arrested on suspicion of murder Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A man remains in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in her 40s at a house in Barham.

Police attend the scene of a shooting in Barham Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police attend the scene of a shooting in Barham Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Police were called shortly before 4.45am on Sunday, May 3, to reports that a woman had been shot within a property in the village of Barham, near Ipswich.

On arrival at the premises, officers discovered a woman, aged in her 40s, had suffered serious injuries.

She was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, and sadly died a short time later.

A 51-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Uniformed police officers and forensics attend the scene of a shooting at a house in Barham Picture:

Uniformed police officers and forensics attend the scene of a shooting at a house in Barham Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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A police cordon was still in place at the rural property on Sunday evening with officers standing guard outside the home while investigations were carried out.

A number of vehicles, including those belonging to forensics, were also at the scene with evidence bags reportedly seen being loaded into police cars.

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Members of the local community also expressed their sadness at the news.

Stephen Carr, chairman of Barham Parish Council, said he was totally shocked by the news of the woman’s death, which happened in a “close knit” area of the village.

“It’s a very quiet place,” said Mr Carr.

“We were totally surprised. It’s not normal in Barham.”

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