Residents tell of murder arrest shock

RESIDENTS in a sleepy Suffolk street have told of their shock at finding their driveways cordoned off and learning a man in their road had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Laurence Cawley

RESIDENTS in a sleepy Suffolk street have told of their shock at finding their driveways cordoned off and learning a man in their road had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A murder investigation was today launched after the body of a woman in her 30s was found in a house with stab wounds.

Police were called to the property in Bull Rush Crescent, Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning after a call was received at about 2.45am reporting that a woman had been assaulted and was injured.


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The woman was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where she died a short time later.

Her next of kin were being informed of the tragedy today.

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A 40-year-old man, believed to be from the Bury area, was arrested on suspicion of murder at a separate address in Bockhill Road.

He was taken to hospital with injuries.

Residents living in Bockhill Road today told of their shock at finding themselves living within a police cordon.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “I woke up this morning to find the police in our street and tape all around - the tape was all over the road.

“The police had blockaded off our drive and I asked them what was going on and they said they were not allowed to say anything other than that it was a major incident.”

He said the residents of the house where police arrested the man had not lived in the street a long time.

Formal identification of the woman is expected to take place today and police will not be releasing further details about her until that time.

Both properties in Bull Rush Crescent and Bockhill Road were cordoned off 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.

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.

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