Murder probe launched after woman dies

A MURDER probe has today been launched after the body of a woman was found in a house with stab wounds.

A MURDER probe has today been launched after the body of a woman was found in a house with stab wounds.

Suffolk police officers were called to the property in Bull Rush Crescent, Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning.

A call was made at around 2.45am reporting that a woman had been assaulted and was injured.

The woman, aged in her 30's, was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where she died a short time later. Her next of kin were being informed of the tragedy today.

A 40-year-old man, believed to be from the Bury area, was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in nearby Bockhill Road. He remains in hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 2.44am today to reports that a female had been assaulted and injured at property in Bull Rush Crescent.

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“The woman was found at the property with stab wounds and was taken to hospital where she died a short time later.

“Anyone with information should call Suffolk Police.”

Both properties in Bull Rush Crescent and Bockhill Road were cordoned off today while scene of crime officers examined the area.

Police cars parked at either end of Bull Rush Crescent, a quiet residential street, and were stopping all traffic from entering the road, to protect the crime scene.

A policewoman guarded the home which had been the scene of the crime. The homes on the crescent are all newly-built modern developments, part of the Tayfen Meadows scheme.

The murder scene is around 300 yards away from the King Edward VI Upper School, and the Cambridge to Ipswich railway line passes nearby.

Any witnesses who could help police with their enquiries should call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.