Update: Armed police patrol Beck Row after double shooting

ARMED police are patrolling Beck Row after a double shooting at a travellers site.

Murder investigations are continuing today after two men were killed at Willow Park on Tuesday.

A number of firearms have been found as specialist teams search the travellers site and its surrounding area.

As yet, it is uncertain whether they are connected to Tuesday’s shooting or a previous shooting in February.

High-visibility patrols are also being provided to reassure residents as detectives continue to probe the dramatic shooting.


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Armed police were called to Willow Park around 10.30pm on Tuesday to reports of gun shot sounds.

Officers discovered the bodies of two men, one of whom was inside a car which had been set alight.

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It is thought both men came from Essex.

Although the victim’s families have been told the news, formal identification is not expected to take place for a few days.

The 38-year-old man from the Mildenhall area was arrested on Wednesday night and questioned by detectives at a police station in Suffolk today.

He was released on bail yesterday to return to a police station in Suffolk on April 29, pending further enquiries.

A 38-year-old man from the Mildenhall area was arrested following a previous shooting at the site last month.

The man was later released on bail but a police spokesman could not confirm or deny if it was the same man arrested for the shooting on Tuesday.

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