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Woman and boy found dead in Suffolk: Neighbours speak of shock

PUBLISHED: 11:32 27 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:32 27 April 2019

Police at the scene in Park Avenue in Newmarket, after the bodies of a woman and a boy were found at the property on April 26 Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIRE

Police at the scene in Park Avenue in Newmarket, after the bodies of a woman and a boy were found at the property on April 26 Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIRE

Neighbours have shared their shock after a woman and a young boy were found dead in a home in Suffolk.

The scene in Park Avenue, Newmarket, remains behind police cordon while officers investigate the death of a woman and young boy Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIREThe scene in Park Avenue, Newmarket, remains behind police cordon while officers investigate the death of a woman and young boy Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIRE

Police were called just before 6pm on April 26 to an address on Park Avenue in Newmarket after a member of the public reported he had discovered the bodies of a woman and a young boy inside the premises.

A police investigation into the circumstances of the deaths is currently underway and next of kin are aware of the incident.

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Those living on Park Avenue with the woman and boy believe the woman to be in her 30s and the child to be under 10 years old.

The woman found in Park Avenue, Newmarket, is 28 years old, and the child was aged four Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIREThe woman found in Park Avenue, Newmarket, is 28 years old, and the child was aged four Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIRE

One neighbour, who lives opposite, said: “I came home last night about 8pm and there were police everywhere.

“They were here all night, I think, and forensics were going in and out.”

He said he knew the woman by sight but had only spoken to her once.

“She, like everyone I suppose, kept herself to herself,” he added.

“I only spoke to her once to collect a parcel. The boy seemed happy enough though. He was a youngster, maybe seven or eight. He was always smiling every time I saw him.”

A neighbour who lived next door to the victims declined to speak.

A police cordon remains outside the semi-detached two-storey property.

The car outside the property, a Volkswagen Golf hatchback parked on the pavement, was also behind police tape with a single police van parked behind it.

Another couple, who also live on Park Avenue, said they had seen the boy playing in the nearby park.

They said: “She was probably in her 30s, he was under 10. But they kept themselves to themselves.

“There are a lot of rented houses on this street so a lot of people come and go.”

An elderly resident added: “I've been here for 60 years and it's quite a quiet street.

“Very sad though, isn't it. Tragic.”

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the Park Avenue area during the day and who may have seen or heard anything that could assist the inquiry.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Bury St Edmunds CID on 101, quoting reference CAD 309 of April 26.

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