Body in boot prompts murder probe

A MURDER investigation is under way after the body of a woman was found in the boot of a car at Ipswich Police Station.Two men, aged 28 and 35, were being held on suspicion of murder after being arrested on Saturday night.

A MURDER investigation was under way last night after the body of a woman was found in the boot of a car at Ipswich Police Station.

Two men, aged 28 and 35, were being held on suspicion of murder after being arrested on Saturday night.

It is understood the pair, who are both from Ipswich, attended the police station voluntarily.

The body of a woman was later found in the boot of a green Ford Escort.


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Police confirmed that the two men had driven the car to the Elm Street station and parked it outside at about 10.30pm on Saturday.

The police car park was sealed off while forensic examinations took place immediately after the macabre find was made.

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Elsewhere, the road around the Suffolk ski centre, in Bourne Hill, Wherstead, on the edge was Ipswich, remained sealed off by police throughout yesterday.

Simon Stevens, spokesman for Suffolk police, said it was being preserved as a “potential crime scene”.

But he would not confirm if the woman, believed to be from Suffolk and aged in her 30s or 40s, had been killed there.

Mr Stevens said no details would be released about her identity until her next of kin had been informed and formal identification had taken place.

He added that a post mortem would be carried out to establish the cause of her death.

Harry Nobbs, 27, manager of the ski centre, and his colleague, Nick Bramble, 23, a ski and snowboard instructor, were waiting at the ski centre entrance yesterday to turn people away.

Mr Nobbs said: “We turned up for work and it was all taped off. It was a bit of a shock. We got here at about 11.30am and had to wait at the entrance to tell people it was closed.

“We haven't been told anything. All we know is that something has happened down that road (alongside the ski centre) and we're not allowed to go down.

“I was here until about 10pm on Saturday and I didn't see anything suspicious. I went into the bar and restaurant to have a drink and then I went down to play golf on the driving range.

“There were two parties going on at the time so there would have been people around but I don't think anyone at either party knew anything about it.”

Mr Nobbs said he was expecting the police cordon to remain in place today as forensic officers had yet to examine the area.

The discovery of the woman's body is not thought to be linked in any way to the killings of five Ipswich prostitutes, whose bodies were found at remote locations on the edge of the town in December.

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