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Three arrested over Thetford murder released while investigations continue




Three people arrested in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old man in Thetford on Thursday night have been released while investigations continue.

Two men, aged 26 and 29, have been released under investigation while a 17-year-old male has been bailed until October 30 while enquiries continue.

A fourth man, aged 48, arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of possessing a bladed article and Class A drugs, was released under investigation on Saturday, October 5.

The police cordon in Brandon Road, Thetford. Picture: Kevin Hurst
The police cordon in Brandon Road, Thetford. Picture: Kevin Hurst

It follows an incident on Brandon Road shortly after 7pm where a man suffered stab wounds.

Despite efforts by members of the pubic, paramedics and police officers, he was pronounced dead at the scene just before 8pm.

The man has been provisionally identified as David Lawal, pending formal inquest proceedings.

Police want to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Brandon Road, Canon's Close and Canterbury Way. Picture: Google
Police want to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Brandon Road, Canon's Close and Canterbury Way. Picture: Google

A Home Office post mortem examination, carried out Saturday morning concluded Mr Lawal died from a single stab wound to the neck/upper chest area.

Detectives from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are continuing with their enquiries, and senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Phillip Gray, urged people with information to come forward.

He said: "All suspects arrested have been released from police custody.

"I would like to reassure the public we have a team of detectives working through witness statements, as well as CCTV and forensic enquiries to establish the circumstances leading up to Mr Lawal’s death.

"We believe those involved were known to one another and I would encourage anyone with information about this incident to come forward.

"I’m still keen to hear from anyone who may have been travelling in the area that evening, particularly those motorists with dash cams who may have captured something."

Anyone with information should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Operation Petersfield or you can share information online here https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363719N41-PO1.



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