Double murder inquiry continues as second post-mortem takes place

Detectives are continuing a double murder inquiry following the deaths of two people at a house in Great Waldingfield last week, as a second post-mortem examination has now taken place.

Officers were called at just after 9.55am on Thursday, September 8, to reports of concerns for the safety of individuals at a property on the Heath Estate.

Entry was gained to the address and a 12-year-old girl and 44-year-old woman were found deceased inside, who are mother and daughter. A 46-year-old man was located inside the property and detained by officers.

He had serious injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, by air ambulance for treatment. He remains in hospital under arrest on suspicion of two counts of murder, with his condition currently described as “stable”.

Detectives are treating this as a contained incident, with no wider threat to the community, and understand that all three individuals were known to each other.

A Home Office post-mortem examination in respect of the 12-year-old girl took place yesterday, Tuesday, September 13, with the cause of death determined to be a stab wound to the abdomen.

A Home Office post-mortem examination in respect of the 44-year-old woman, which took place last Friday (September 9), concluded her cause of death was pressure on the neck.

Formal identification procedures have not yet taken place in respect of both victims.

Detectives are appealing for any witnesses or anybody with any information to contact the Major Investigation Team, by either using the online portal: or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 57943/22.

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

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