Man charged with murder

A 25-year-old man was charged last night with the murder of a young woman. Ainsley Rush, of Saxon Road, Lowestoft, is due to appear before magistrates in the town this morning charged with the murder of 20-year-old Sarah Spurgeon.

By Danielle Nuttall

A 25-year-old man was charged last night with the murder of a young woman.

Ainsley Rush, of Saxon Road, Lowestoft, is due to appear before magistrates in the town this morning charged with the murder of 20-year-old Sarah Spurgeon.

Miss Spurgeon's body was discovered at her home address in North Field Close, Oulton, near Lowestoft, late on Saturday.


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A Home Office pathologist has carried out a post mortem on the woman's body at the James Paget Hospital, Gorleston, but police have not yet revealed the cause of death.

Police are continuing enquiries into the death and a full scenes of crime examination has taken place.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said last night: “A 25-year-old man has been charged after a 20-year-old woman was found dead at an address in Oulton on Saturday night.

“The woman who died has been named as 20-year-old Sarah Spurgeon, of Northfield Close.

“Ainsley Rush, of Saxon Road, Lowestoft, has been charged with murder and is due to appear before the town's magistrates' court tomorrow morning.”

Relatives and friends of the dead woman have been leaving floral tributes at the home in Northfield Close, a quiet cul-de-sac off Union Lane.

Forensic experts and scenes of crimes officers were at the house all day on Sunday carrying out detailed examinations, while funeral directors were called to the scene late on Sunday afternoon to remove the body.

Uniformed officers stood guard outside the house all day.

The first people living in the area knew something was wrong was when they heard the police arrive.

“We didn't know what happened,” said a woman, who asked not to be named.

“We heard all the commotion at about midnight and about six police cars came flying round to the house,” she said.

“It is a bit of a shock and we feel like we want to move out and live somewhere else.”

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