Man charged after death is bailed

A MAN who appeared before magistrates today charged with supplying heroin in connection with the death of a woman has been released on police bail.

A MAN who appeared before magistrates today charged with supplying heroin in connection with the death of a woman has been released on police bail.

Michael Smith, 44, of Jasmine Close, Trimley St Martin pleaded not guilty to the charge at South East Suffolk Magistrates court, following an incident in Cambridge Drive, Ipswich on Wednesday.

Smith is due to appear before magistrates next on September 25 before his case is committed to Ipswich Crown Court for trial.

Barney Turner, chair of the bench, stated Smith was released on conditional bail.


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The conditions are Smith resides and sleeps at his home address, that he is excluded from the borough of Ipswich except for prearranged visits to court or to see his legal team.

He is also required to report to Felixstowe police station three times each week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10am and noon.

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Mr Turner said: “Do not break these conditions otherwise you will be back into court and could lose your freedom.”

Police officers were called to a parade of shops in Cambridge Drive, Chantry shortly after 7pm on Wednesday.

Amanda Bennett, 42, believed to be from the Whitton area, was found collapsed on the concrete.

Paramedics took her to Ipswich Hospital, but she died in the early hours of this morning.

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