Update: Second man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman’s body found in St Edmunds Tavern car park

Police cordoned off part of Risbygate Street after Mary Roberts' body was discovered

Police cordoned off part of Risbygate Street after Mary Roberts' body was discovered - Credit: Archant

A SECOND man has been arrested following the discovery of a woman’s body in the car park of the St Edmunds Tavern pub in Bury St Edmunds yesterday morning.

The car park at the back of the St Edmunds Tavern pub in Risbygate Street.

The car park at the back of the St Edmunds Tavern pub in Risbygate Street. - Credit: Archant

The death of the woman, which was initially being treated as unexplained, is now being treated as suspicious.

Yesterday afternoon a 55-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area was arrested on suspicion of murder. Then in the evening a second man, aged 59 and also from the town, was also arrested on suspicion of murder.

Both are currently being held in custody at the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Police were called by the ambulance service just before 9am with a report that a woman had been found collapsed in the St Edmunds Tavern public house car park in Risbygate Street.


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She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two areas in Risbygate Street were cordoned off, one at the scene where the woman’s body was found and one further along Risbygate Street where blood was discovered.

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The second scene where the blood was found has now been lifted but the cordon in the car park remains in place whilst police continue with their enquiries.

A Home Office post mortem is due to take place this afternoon to try to ascertain the cause of death and the coroner has been informed.

Details of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place.

Police are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the St Edmunds Tavern public house and the Risbygate Street area of Bury St Edmunds from Tuesday evening through to the early hours of yesterday morning who may have information in relation to this incident.

Calls should be made to the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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