Update: Woman arrested over death of 80-year-old Leiston man to be held in detention for further questioning

Woman held in Grimsey Road murder probe

Woman held in Grimsey Road murder probe

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Leiston have been granted additional time to question a woman arrested in connection with the incident.

Officers were alerted at around 9.15am on Monday, June 15, to reports that a man’s body had been found at a house in Grimsey Road.

After a post-mortem examination, the man’s cause of death was found to be compression of the neck.

He has since been formally identified as 80-year-old John Proctor.

Officers arrested a 41-year-old woman from Leiston on suspicion of murder, where she was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Earlier today, an application was made at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court for further detention.

They were granted an additional 26 hours to interview the woman as enquiries continue into the man’s death.

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Anyone who may information is asked to contact the major investigation team on 101, quoting reference LE/15/614.