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Shocked neighbours react to suspected murder in Stowmarket

PUBLISHED: 10:54 31 December 2017 | UPDATED: 06:47 02 January 2018

A police cordon at the property in The Brickfields, Stowmarket, where a woman died on Saturday night. Picture: TOM POTTER

A police cordon at the property in The Brickfields, Stowmarket, where a woman died on Saturday night. Picture: TOM POTTER

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Neighbours have reacted to the arrest of a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Stowmarket last night.

The Brickfields in Stowmarket where a woman died last night (December 30). Picture: TOM POTTER The Brickfields in Stowmarket where a woman died last night (December 30). Picture: TOM POTTER

Police launched an investigation after a woman, believed to be in her 60s, was found unresponsive at an address in The Brickfields at 10.20pm on Saturday.

Paramedics attended but the woman was declared dead at the scene, officers said.

Suffolk Constabulary said the death is being treated as suspicious and a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

UPDATED: Man charged in Stowmarket murder investigation

A resident of The Brickfields since 1987 when the development was built, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We got on very well with them.”

A nearby resident walking his dog who has lived in Stowmarket for 54 years said: “It’s absolutely terrible. Nothing like this, to my knowledge, has ever happened before.

“The biggest problem until now has been parents parking when taking their kids to school.

“I’m very sorry to hear about it.”

A police cordon is in place at the property and anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting incident number 401 of December 30.

An East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) spokesman said in a statement: “The EEAST received a call at 10.22pm on December 30 to The Brickfields, Stowmarket, to a report of a woman who was not breathing.

“An ambulance crew, ambulance officer and rapid response vehicle were dispatched.

“They treated a woman in cardiac arrest. Despite their best efforts, the patient sadly died at the scene.”

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said in a statement: “A man has been arrested following the death of a woman in Stowmarket last night, Saturday, December 30.

“Police were called to an address in The Brickfields at 10.20pm.

“On arrival at the property a woman, believed to be aged in her 60s, was discovered unresponsive. Paramedics attended the address but the woman was declared deceased at the scene.

“The death is being treated as suspicious and a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“A police cordon is in place at the property whilst officers carry out an investigation.

“Anyone who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101, quoting incident number 401 of Saturday, December 30.”

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