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'We have no problems here' - street comes to terms with two sudden deaths in two days

PUBLISHED: 10:54 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:54 18 June 2019

Police are investigating two deaths in two days on Normanston Drive in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant

Police are investigating two deaths in two days on Normanston Drive in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant

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A Lowestoft street has been left numb by the sudden death of two residents in as many days.

Police are investigating two deaths in two days on Normanston Drive in Lowestoft. Picture: ArchantPolice are investigating two deaths in two days on Normanston Drive in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant

Emergency services were first called to Normanston Drive at around 1.15pm on Saturday, June 15, following reports that a woman's body had been found inside a property.

The death of the woman, who was in her 40s, is not believed to be suspicious and her next of kin have been informed.

On Sunday afternoon - just over 24 hours later - police were notified by the ambulance service at around 2.35pm that a man's body had been discovered at a house just a few doors away.

Officers say the death of the man, also in his 40s, is currently being treated as unexplained and an investigation is ongoing.

Police have, however, confirmed that they do not believe the two deaths are linked.

Residents on Normanston Drive have meanwhile been left to come to terms with the death of two neighbours within a single weekend.

One homeowner, who asked to be kept anonymous, described the area as "quiet" and said he had "never had any trouble" since moving there.

Another added that, despite seeing occasional police activity on the street and the surrounding estates, there had "never been anything on this scale".

Margaret Hooper, who moved to Normanston Drive from Carlton Colville five years ago, said it was generally a pleasant place to live.

"We have no problems living here," said Mrs Hooper, who lives with her husband.

"It's quiet in the morning, quiet at night - it's a very nice area.

"There are a few young people living round here and some people say they can be quite noisy, but it's never disturbed us.

"Everybody knows everybody on this road and it's certainly not a bad area to live. There are people living round here who have problems but this side of town is known for it - and none of them are bad people."

Witnesses or anybody who has information relating to the death of the man in his 40s should call Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD 227 of Sunday, June 16.

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