Bury St Edmunds: Arrest in Jewellers Death

15 January 2012, 07:04 | Updated: 15 January 2012, 09:15

A 34-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Bury St Edmunds, is being questioned by detectives.

A man, believed to be aged 66, was found in a flat above the jewellery store Collis & Sons at High Baxter Street on Friday morning. A post mortem examination, carried out at the West Suffolk Hospital, revealed that he died as a result of stab wounds.

Police are continuing their inquiries into the incident and have been conducting searches, talking to those in the area and carrying out a full forensic examination of the scene.

Detectives are interviewing the 34-year-old, from Bury St Edmunds, who was arrested in the Haringay area of London by Metropolitan police, while Safer Neighbourhood Team Officers continue reassurance patrols in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett, who is leading the investigation, said; “He was a vulnerable man and the motive appears to have been a burglary that then involved an assault on him and the use of a weapon.

“Someone must know who did this and must be aware of where the jewellery and other items stolen during the incident are now.

“Our investigation is ongoing and we’d continue to ask anyone who may have been in the Abbeygate Street or High Baxter Street area on Thursday night into Friday morning, or anyone with information about those involved or where the items are now, to come forward.

“We want to reassure local people that everything possible is being done to find those involved in this crime and to bring them to justice.”

Uniformed officers continue to patrol in the area and anyone with information about the incident can approach them or call the Major Investigation Team at Suffolk Constabulary on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.