Ipswich Woman Dead - Man Arrested

2 December 2018, 05:44 | Updated: 2 December 2018, 08:15

Suffolk Police

A man has been arrested following the death of a woman in Ipswich.


Suffolk Police say a man in his 40s arrested yesterday (1st December) on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A police cordon is likely to remain in place at the property today whilst officers continue their investigations.

A Home Office post mortem on the body is also due to be carried out early this afternoon to establish the cause of death.


Police were called to an address on Meridian Rise in the town early yesterday morning (Saturday 1st December) following a call from the ambulance at 8.20am who had found the deceased woman, 40s, in the property.

The death is currently being treated as suspicious and a man, also aged in his 40s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

A police cordon is in place at the property whilst officers carry out an investigation with officers starting to carry out house to house inquiries in the area.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Steve Corbett, said:

"We remain in the early stages of our investigation and our enquiries remain ongoing. However, it appears that the suspect and the victim were known to each other and we do not believe there to be any threat to the wider public."

Anyone who has any information in relation to this incident or heard or saw any suspicious activity is asked to contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101, quoting CAD number 77 of 1 December 2018.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.