Man is charged with double murder

A MAN has today been charged with the murder of two people found dead in a house near Norwich.

A MAN has today been charged with the murder of two people found dead in a house near Norwich.

One of the victims in the Cringleford double murder made a desperate 999 call to police, detectives have revealed.

Det Chief Insp Jes Fry confirmed that Norfolk police received the call at about 9pm on Saturday but by the time officers arrived two people, 39-year-old Karen Brown, from South Norfolk, and 65-year-old Ken Snell, were dead.

Police remained at the crime scene, Mr Snell's home in Brettingham Avenue, Cringleford, throughout yesterday.

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John Moody, 44, from Kerrison Road, Norwich, was tonight charged with murder following his arrest on Sunday morning.

Mr Fry said: “We have spoken to a number of people about this and are continuing to gather evidence.

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“We have removed a weapon from the house and that has been sent away for forensic analysis. We are not looking for anybody else in connection with this inquiry.”

Detectives said there had been evidence of violence in the house.

Mr Fry added: “I would like to re-assure local residents and community of Cringleford that this tragic incident presented no threat to the public at large and that all parties involved in this incident were known to each other.

“Contrary to some press reports, it is important to note that no firearms were involved in this incident.”

Moody has been remanded in custody and will appear before Norwich Magistrates tomorrow.

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