Family pays tribute to murdered teenager

THE devastated family of a murdered teenager spoke today of their “terrible loss”.

Anthony Adams, 19, of Norwich Road, Thetford, was found seriously injured after police were called to a property in Ely Way, Thetford, at 1.55pm on Saturday.

He was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital but died a short time later.

The teenager’s family said in a statement today: “Anthony’s tragic death has totally devastated the whole family and he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

“Anthony, known as Ant, was a well liked young man in the local area and this terrible loss will be deeply felt across the communities of both Feltwell and Thetford.”

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A 19-year-old man from the Thetford area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 20 year old woman, also from the Thetford area, has been arrested for assisting an offender. They both remain in custody for questioning.

A third person - a 23-year-old from the Thetford area - was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder.

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Detective Superintendent Paul Martin, who is leading the enquiry, offered reassurance to concerned residents.

He said: “This incident is not common and over the next few days officers will be conducting house to house enquiries gathering additional information to help with the investigation.

“Further Safer Neighbourhood Team patrols offering reassurance and advice will also take place.”

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