Pair charged with man’s murder

Investigations into a man’s death in Sudbury continue.

TWO men have been charged with the murder of a man who was found dead at his flat in Sudbury.

The body of Patrick Baker, 45, was discovered at his home in Blackfriars on April 10 after police were called by a neighbour concerned for his safety.

Last night police confirmed that Neil Broomfield, 33, of Ballingdon Street, Sudbury and Simon Barnes, 30 of Raydon Way, Great Cornard have been charged with murdering Mr Baker.

They will appear at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court this morning.


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A 38-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with Mr Baker’s death has been bailed to return to police at a later date.

Police launched a murder inquiry after a post mortem examination concluded Mr Baker died from “multiple injuries”.

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It followed neighbours claiming to hear a “commotion” coming from his home address and forensic investigations were carried out on the council-owned flat just outside the town centre.

A paintstaking trawl of both public and private CCTV covering a “large area” of the town was also carried out.

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