Murder probe launched after body found

A BODY found yesterday at a disused airfield is believed to be that of a missing Suffolk woman – whose ex-boyfriend is now being questioned by detectives on suspicion of her murder.

A BODY found yesterday at a disused airfield is believed to be that of a missing Suffolk woman - whose ex-boyfriend is now being questioned by detectives on suspicion of her murder.

Newmarket mother-of-two Kim Fuller, 34, disappeared last Thursday and police launched an appeal to find her on Saturday.

Police officers involved in the hunt for Miss Fuller found the body of woman at a disused airfield in the village of Langham, in Norfolk, yesterday afternoon.

Last night a Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: "Police searching for missing 34-year-old Kim Fuller have discovered the body of a woman close to a disused airfield near to the village of Langham, Norfolk.


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"The body was found by police search teams at around 3.30pm today. The site has been sealed off and a Home Office forensic pathologist will be attending the scene together with senior detectives from Cambridgeshire.

"Kim's family have been informed of the developments, but formal identification will not take place until tomorrow.

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"A 38-year-old man from Cambridgeshire is being questioned by police at a police station in Cambridgeshire on suspicion of murder."

Following the police appeal Mr Hilton, a nurse at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, was arrested by police in Cornwall.

He was initially arrested on suspicion of abducting Miss Fuller, but since the discovery of the body he is now being questioned over his ex-girlfriend's murder.

Miss Fuller had been living with her mother at an address in Newmarket, the town where she grew-up.

She failed to turn up for work at the Nationwide Building Society, in Mildenhall, on Friday morning.

It is believed Mr Hilton has connections in the West Country and he was arrested by police in St Ives, Cornwall, on Saturday afternoon.

The officers who arrested him also found his car, a silver Ford Cavalier.

Over the weekend police officers sealed off Mr Hilton's house while they searched for clues and carried out door-to-door inquiries in the Brook Street area of Soham.

Last night the site where the body was found remained sealed off and the illuminated area where detectives where working could only be seen from across extensive open countryside from the St Mary's Close area of Langham.

A fleet of police vehicles, including patrol cars, dog handling and scenes of crime vans, were parked around the scene and throughout the usually peaceful Norfolk village, where the community hall was last night being used as a temporary police headquarters

A team of 30 police officers, backed by volunteers from the Norfolk Lowlands Search and Rescue team, started searching the area around the airfield at around 9am yesterday.

A woman's body was discovered just after 3pm. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today.

Miss Fuller was educated at Newmarket Upper School and was a keen keep-fit enthusiast, with a passion for tennis and rugby.

Anyone with any information should call Cambridgeshire Police on 0845 456 4564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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