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Suffolk: Man arrested in murder inquiry

PUBLISHED: 09:23 20 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:19 06 July 2010

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in Suffolk this morning (Friday).

Police were contacted just after 6.

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in Suffolk this morning (Friday).

Police were contacted just after 6.45am by the ambulance service reporting that a woman had been stabbed at an address in Main Road in Marlesford. She had been found by a family member.

Police and ambulance personnel attended and the woman - believed to be in her late 40s to 50s - was found dead at the scene. The property has been cordoned off while a forensic examination gets underway.

A short time later the man was arrested on suspicion of murder. Officers made the arrest after the man crashed a van he was driving off the A12 at Wickham Market. He has been taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment for suspected spinal injuries and is currently under police guard.

A search will also be conducted at the scene of the collision.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area between midnight and 7am this morning who may have seen or heard anything that may be relevant to the enquiry. If you can help, please call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.


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