Bury St Edmunds: Second Man Arrested Over Murder

27 March 2013, 20:24 | Updated: 27 March 2013, 21:08

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a car park.

The death of the woman, which was initially being treated as unexplained, is now being treated as suspicious.

This afternoon a 55-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area was arrested on suspicion of murder. This evening a second man, aged 59 and also from the Bury St Edmunds area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Both are currently being held in custody at the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Police were called by the ambulance service just before 9am with a report that a woman had been found collapsed in the St Edmunds Tavern public house car park in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

The woman, who is believed to be aged in her 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two areas in Risbygate Street were cordoned off, one at the scene where the woman’s body was found and one further along Risbygate Street where blood was found.

The second scene where the blood was found has now been lifted but the cordon in the car park remains in place whilst police continue with their enquiries.

Two further cordons have also been set up in Petch Close in Bury St Edmunds as part of this investigation.

Details of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place.

Police remain keen to hear from anyone who was in the St Edmunds Tavern public house and the Risbygate Street area of Bury St Edmunds from the evening of Tuesday 26 March and through to the early hours of Wednesday 27 March who may have information in relation to this incident. Calls should be made to the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.