Police granted further 24 hours to question man in murder probe following death of woman in Stowmarket

Detectives investigating a murder in Stowmarket have been granted a further 24 hours to question a man in connection with the incident.

Police were called to an address on The Brickfields, in Stowmarket, at 10.20pm, on Saturday, December 30. On arrival at the property a woman, believed to be in her 60s, was discovered unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death is being treated as suspicious and a 64 year old man from Stowmarket was arrested and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

A superintendent authorised a 12 hour extension of detention yesterday evening and this morning officers made an application for a warrant of further detention at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court.  

Detectives have been granted an additional 24 hours to question the 64-year-old suspect.

This will expire at 11.12am tomorrow morning, Tuesday, January 2.

A cordon remains in place at the scene as police continue with their enquiries.

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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