Search

Update: Lowestoft suspected murder victim named as 89-year-old Dennis Nicholls

14:09 21 November 2014

A house on Kirkley Run, Lowestoft remains cordoned off  after the body of a man was found.

A house on Kirkley Run, Lowestoft remains cordoned off after the body of a man was found.

© Archant 2014

An elderly man who died following an incident at his home in Lowestoft on Wednesday has been named as 89-year-old Dennis Nicholls.

A house on Kirkley Run, Lowestoft remains cordoned off  after the body of a man was found.A house on Kirkley Run, Lowestoft remains cordoned off after the body of a man was found.

Mr Nicholls was found at his home in Kirkley Run with serious injuries shortly before 9pm. He had called police stating he had concerns for his safety.

Despite receiving treatment from paramedics, he died later at the scene.

Following a post mortem examination, the cause of death is unascertained. But the death is being treated as murder.

A 52-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of the man has been detained under the Mental Health Act. She will be detained indefinitely while police carry out their inquiries.

Police and forensic officers were still at the scene of the suspected murder this morning. They could be seen going in and out of the victim’s bungalow.

Parts of the road were cordoned off to all traffic and the public for more than 16 hours immediately following the incident as inquiries were made.

Police search teams and forensic officers scoured the scene for clues, checking in bins, under cars and in the front gardens off a number of homes in the street.

Staff and students making their way to East Point Academy were caught up in the diversions as Kirkley Run was closed in both directions. It was reopened last night.

Suffolk Police referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), as there had been recent police contact with the victim.

A spokesman for the IPCC said the investigation was in its very early stages and there was no further information at this stage.

Anyone who was in the area at the time, or who has any information in relation to this incident, is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101.

Other news

Southwold beach. 
Dog walkers enjoying the sunshine.

For many who enjoy the treasured East Anglian coastline while walking man’s best friend, it is a regular part of a daily routine.

16:33
Southwold Market Place

Police were called to a jewellers in Southwold this afternoon following a reported burglary.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

Hospital chiefs are hoping a regulator will agree new targets for A&E performance in order to access more than £500,000 of funds.

16:19
The world's biggest coffee morning fund-raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support at AFS Fabrication in Lowestoft. Picture: MICK HOWES

A museum, sheltered housing complex, accountants, café and popular pier have all joined in the fund-raising fun across Lowestoft and Southwold today (Friday),

Most Read

09:03
The new Poundstretcher store, which is set to open tomorrow (Saturday) in Lowestoft town centre. Pictures: SIMON WARD

New jobs will be created as a discount chain retailer expands into a “new and improved store” in Lowestoft town centre.

Read more
Nick Webb
16:33
Southwold Market Place

Police were called to a jewellers in Southwold this afternoon following a reported burglary.

Read more
Tue, 18:13
An East of England Ambulance.

A man has died after reportedly falling from a height in Lowestoft.

Read more
England Ambulance Service
Yesterday, 12:26
Suffolk police are investigating.

Investigations are under way after a man and woman were assaulted in Lowestoft.

Read more
Lowestoft police
Yesterday, 09:54
Lowestoft police.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Detectives are seeking witnesses after burglars raided a home in Oulton Broad.

Read more

Most Commented

Southwold beach. 
Dog walkers enjoying the sunshine.

For many who enjoy the treasured East Anglian coastline while walking man’s best friend, it is a regular part of a daily routine.

Read more
Waveney District Council
Wed, 13:04
Kingsley Healthcare chief executive Daya Thayan pictured with Kingsley Healthcare staff. Picture by: Andrew Papworth.

A new academy training the next generation of carers is to be launched to help tackle the region’s growing dementia problem - and give young people new career opportunities.

Read more
Lowestoft College

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 9°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up