Father-of-five denies murdering wife, whose body was found in park pond

Brandon Country Park remains closed to the public while police investigations continue into the death of a woman. 

Brandon Country Park was closed to the public while police investigations continued - Credit: Emily Thomson

A man accused of murdering his wife will stand trial in Ipswich next February.

A family have paid tribute to Eglė Vengalienė, whose body was discovered at Brandon Country Park on Friday April 9.

Eglė Vengalienė, whose body was discovered at Brandon Country Park on Friday, April 9 - Credit: Norfolk Police

Andrius Vengalis appeared at Ipswich Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on Friday morning.

The 46-year-old denied murdering Eglė Vengalienė, whose body was discovered in a pond at Brandon Country Park on the morning of Friday, April 9.

Tributes left at Brandon Country Park after the body of a woman was discovered.

Tributes left at Brandon Country Park - Credit: Emily Thomson

Andrius Vengalis first appeared in court on Tuesday, April 13, when prosecutors told magistrates that a preliminary post-mortem examination had indicated the most likely cause of death to be drowning. 

The court previously heard that Vengalis was "married to the deceased and had five children".

At a subsequent hearing in April, Judge Martyn Levett had initially set a provisional trial date for January 11 next year.

On Friday, Judge Levett set a new date for a three-week trial to begin on February 14, 2022.

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Vengalis was remanded in custody until his next appearance in court.



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