Headless body found in Suffolk

A 53-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Suffolk on suspicion of murder after a headless body was found in the boot of a car.Police were called to an address in Attlebridge, near Norwich, at around 2pm yesterday after reports a body had been seen.

A 53-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Suffolk on suspicion of murder after a headless body was found in the boot of a car.

Police were called to an address in Attlebridge, near Norwich, at around 2pm yesterday after reports a body had been seen.

Officers attended the scene but were unable to locate a body. After speaking with a member of the public, a major appeal was sent out to neighbouring forces in a bid to locate a green Montego car.

Both Cambridgeshire and Suffolk police forces joined the massive hunt for the car, which was thought to be carrying a body.


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Just before 4pm, a patrol car from Suffolk police identified the vehicle on the A11 at Red Lodge, near Mildenhall.

The car was pulled over into an area near a café and it was discovered there was a body of a deceased male in the boot.

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A spokesman for Norfolk police last night confirmed the body had been decapitated.

But he was unable to confirm whether the corpse and the head were found in the same place, or if both the head and corpse had both been recovered.

He said: “We attended an address in Station Road, Attlebridge after a report a body had been seen.

“There was no body and the green Montego was not there either. We didn't know where the vehicle was except that it was travelling away from the Attlebridge area.

“We asked Suffolk and Cambridgeshire police to put out observation patrols for the vehicle just on the off-chance it was in their area.

“A Suffolk police unit saw the car on the A11, pulled it over and made the arrest.”

The driver of the car was last night being questioned at Bury St Edmunds police station and is expected to be transferred to a police station in Norfolk at some point today.

The body of the dead man has yet to be identified. Police are still trying to inform his family members of the tragedy.

Officers were last night continuing to try to establish a motive for the killing among their various lines of questioning.

The area surrounding the house at the centre of investigation, in Attlebridge, was sealed off following the incident as scenes of crime officers combed the area for clues. Detectives were also speaking to neighbours in a bid to piece together the events surrounding the gruesome death.

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