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Man arrested after body found in water at country park

Emergency services were called early on Friday morning

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was discovered at Brandon Country Park.

Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am today, Friday 9th April, following reports that a body of a woman had been found in the lake at the park.

At around 12.15pm this afternoon a 46 year old man from Brandon was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. 

Detectives investigating the death are treating it as an isolated incident.

Brandon Country Park remains closed as enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Detective Superintendent Andy Smith said: “The investigation is still in its early stages but we suspect that the parties involved are known to each other, with no wider threat to the community.

“We understand this will have shocked and alarmed many people but officers will remain at the scene over the coming days and extra patrols are taking place to provide reassurance.

“We would like to thank local residents who have so far assisted us with this investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference 37/17570/21

Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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  • I’ve never felt so unnerved, too close to home. That poor woman, my condolences are with her family at this horrific time.