Police continue to quiz murder suspect

POLICE were last night still questioning a man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a block of flats in Ipswich.

Richard Cornwell

POLICE were last night still questioning a man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a block of flats in Ipswich.

The 37-year-old man has been held in custody since Friday tea-time but no charge has yet been brought.

Yesterday morning magistrates granted police a further 36 hours to question the suspect.


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The custody time limit granted by South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court runs out at 9pm today .

The dead woman is Polish and her family is flying over from Poland to identify her body.

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Police will not be releasing her name until this has happened and all next of kin have been informed.

A solitary floral tribute has been poignantly placed in a corridor near where she was found, a message inside a card written in Polish.

Police were called to flats in Duke Street in the town at 12.40pm on Friday following reports that a woman had been found collapsed with injuries.

When police officers and paramedics got to the scene the woman was dead and had head injuries and other wounds to her body.

The property was initially cordoned off as police carried out their investigations.

Residents had to wait outside with others asked to stay in their homes as initial forensic work was done, but over the weekend they were allowed to come and go freely.

A police pod was stationed outside the block all weekend to reassure residents, while detectives and scenes of crime officers were still in one of the flats and a stairwell area of the building carrying out further forensic investigations.

The man being questioned at Ipswich police station was arrested on Stoke Bridge about 5.30pm on Friday.

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