Man quizzed on suspicion of murder

DETECTIVES in north Suffolk were last night questioning a man on suspicion of murder.Police were called to an address in the north Lowestoft area late on Saturday night where they discovered the body of a woman.

By David Lennard

DETECTIVES in north Suffolk were last night questioning a man on suspicion of murder.

Police were called to an address in the north Lowestoft area late on Saturday night where they discovered the body of a woman.

The woman's body was found shortly before midnight at a semi-detached home in North Field Close, Oulton.


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The 25-year-old Lowestoft man being questioned by police was arrested shortly after midnight at an address in the town.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said the identification of the victim would not be released until all her relatives had been informed of the death.

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Relatives and friends of the dead woman left floral tributes at the home in North Field Close, a quiet cul-de-sac off Union Lane.

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

The man who was arrested on suspicion of murder was taken to Lowestoft police station to be questioned by detectives.

Uniformed officers stood guard outside the house, which is at the bottom of the cul-de-sac, all day.

The first people living in the cul-de-sac 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 believed that the victim and her partner who lived at the house had a young child.

They had moved in to the home between six and nine months ago.

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

Detective Inspector Steve Mattin, who is leading the investigation, was unavailable for comment.

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