Woman Charged With Murder

12 May 2011, 16:06 | Updated: 12 May 2011, 18:08

A 36-year-old woman has today been charged with the murder of a man found dead in Ipswich on Christmas Day 2010.

The body of 45-year-old Martin Edwards was found in his flat on Old Foundry Road on Christmas morning. A provisional post-mortem examination result showed that he had died from multiple injuries.

Later that day, four people from the town were arrested in connection with the murder. Hugh Hegarty, a 51-year-old unemployed man from Limerick Close was charged with one count of murder on Tuesday 28th December, as were 37-year-old unemployed Christopher Page of no fixed address and 28-year-old unemployed Timothy Bailey also of no fixed address.

Nicki Edwards, a 36-year-old unemployed woman from St Clements Church Lane in Ipswich, returned to Ipswich Police Station today, Thursday 12 May, to answer bail and was subsequently charged with murder.

She will be remanded in custody and is due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court on tomorrow.

Suffolk Police say she is of no known relation to Martin Edwards.

All three men have been remanded into court custody. They are due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for trial on Monday 12 September.