Man arrested on suspicion of murder

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A man has been arrested following the discovery of a woman’s body in Bury St Edmunds this morning.

Police are now treating the death of the woman, which was initially being treated as unexplained, as suspicious.

The 55-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is 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 this morning with a report that a woman had been found collapsed in the St Edmunds Tavern public house car park in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

The woman, who is believed to be aged in her 50s was sadly 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 a pool of blood was found.

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.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the St Edmunds Tavern public house and the Risbygate Street area of Bury St Edmunds from the evening of Tuesday March 26 through to the early hours of Wednesday March 27 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 555 111.