Double shooting at travellers’ site in Beck Row

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Police say they are treating the double shooting at Willow Park, Beck Row as murder.

Armed police were called to the travellers’ site just after 10.15pm last night after a woman contacted police saying she had heard what she thought were a number of gun shots.

Officers then took reports that there was a fire on the site.

Armed police and the fire service attended and on arrival found a car on fire at the entrance to the site and a man on the ground. He was dead and appeared to have sustained gun shot wounds.

A second body was found in the car. This man had also suffered gun shot wounds.

People living around the scene were evacuated due to the fact that there were gas cannisters on the site.

The murder is being investigated by the Norfolk and Suffolk Police Joint Major Investigation Team.

This morning police said that they the deaths were thought to be connected to an ongoing dispute.

Suffolk’s County Policing Commander, Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull, said: “We have arranged for extra patrols to be carried out by uniformed officers and our armed response vehicles around Beck Row and we are maintaining a high profile presence in the area.

“Clearly, the investigation is at an early stage – but we believe the deaths are connected to an ongoing dispute.

“I would urge anyone who has any information about this incident – or saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of Willow Park, to contact us immediately.”

Officers are asking anyone who may have seen anything in the area during the evening or if anyone has information about the incident to call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.