Ipswich: Cops back to area for murder probe

IPSWICH: Detectives involved in an Ipswich murder probe are assessing information acquired during anniversary checks made in the town.

Officers spoke to people in the area of Withipoll Street on Wednesday, seven days after paramedics were called to a house where they found Alison Studd with fatal stab wounds to one of her legs.

Miss Studd, 36, who lived in the Old Stoke area of town, died at Ipswich Hospital last Thursday.

Police were also interviewing people near the old Odeon site on Wednesday afternoon regarding a related inquiry involving the wounding of another woman around two hours before Miss Studd was fatally injured.

The 28-year-old sustained cuts to her body and arm.


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Louise Rosher, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said: “Police were in the locations to see if people were in the area last week and may have information that could assist the investigation.

“Suffolk police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of the Odeon cinema, St Helen’s Street or Carr Street, between 5pm and 5.30pm on January 26.

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“They are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Withipoll Street between 7pm and 8pm on the same day.

“If anyone has any information in relation to these incidents they are asked to telephone Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

Ipswich man John Grimwood, of no fixed abode, has been charged with Miss Studd’s murder.

The 28-year-old is also charged with wounding/GBH in relation to the incident in Carr Street.

Grimwood is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on April 28 for the next hearing of his case

A 59-year-old Ipswich woman and her 29-year-old son have also been arrested during the murder probe.

They are currently on police bail until March 29.

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