Murder investigation latest: Woman out of hospital as man's bail extended

A police cordon remains in place after a double stabbing at Harland court in Bury St Edmunds

A police cordon was in place after a double stabbing at Harland court in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Charlotte Bond

A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after a double stabbing has had his bail extended.

Officers were called at about 3pm on Tuesday, April 26, following reports of a fatal stabbing at a car park in Harland Court, off Station Hill. 

Police attended the scene and located a man and a woman within a flat who had both sustained stab wounds.

The female victim of the Bury St Edmunds double stabbing is no longer in a critical condition

The police cordon after the double stabbing in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Charlotte Bond

The man was declared dead shortly after officers arrived.

Police believe the parties were known to each other.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and was originally released on bail until Sunday, May 22. 

His bail has now been extended to July 26 to answer at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased was identified as Karl Skoulding, aged 43 from Bury St Edmunds.

Karl Skoulding, 43, died after a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds on April 26.

Karl Skoulding, 43, died after a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds on April 26. - Credit: Suffolk police

A Home Office post mortem examination of Mr Skoulding's body took place last month and established multiple stab wounds as the cause of death.

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A woman in her 40s is due to be released from hospital later this afternoon after she was left in a critical condition. 

Neighbours in the cathedral town spoke of their shock following the stabbing.

The double stabbing took place in Harland Court in Bury St Edmunds

The double stabbing took place in Harland Court in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Isabella Miller said at the time: "It’s just weird to me because Bury always comes across as a very peaceful place, I think. That’s definitely how it’s advertised – as a jewel in the crown of Suffolk. 

"It’s changing my image of my home town. 

"I think Bury is a beautiful place and I love it here, but the news that we’re hearing at the minute doesn’t help with maintaining that reputation."

Another resident who lives opposite Harland Court said: "I was not aware.

"We had a shooting in the next block to me years ago, but as a resident, it is concerning that these crimes are happening".

Detectives continue to appeal for any witnesses to the attack and would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Harland Court between 2pm and 3pm.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Major Investigations Team, quoting the reference number 37/24952/22.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form.

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