Police have been granted a further 24 hours to question a 49-year-old man who was arrested at the weekend in connection with a murder in Toftwood. The investigation continues after officers were called at 3.21pm on Sunday 5 February 2017, following concerns from a member of the public. On arrival officers gained entry to the property where they found a man, aged in his 60s, had sadly died. A seal remains in place at the property whilst enquiries continue.
T/Detective Chief Inspector Marie James, from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “We continue to investigate the full circumstances of this incident and are following several lines of enquiry. We have increased patrols in the area to reassure the local community and are working closely with forensically trained officers to get a full picture of what happened that day.” A Home Office Post Mortem examination will take place later today. (Tuesday 7 February 2017).
Appeal for Information
Detectives are investigating a series of incidents at two pubs and a hotel in Thetford. The first incident happened between 5pm on Friday and midday on Saturday (3-4 February) at the Thomas Paine Hotel when offender(s) entered the building by a forcing a ground floor window. A search was carried out and cash was stolen. Meanwhile, suspect(s) were seen to damage a rear sensor flood light with what is believed to be a crowbar at the Red Lion Inn in Thetford at about 11.40pm on Friday (3 February). Finally, between 2.30am and 11.30am on Saturday (4 February) suspect(s) broke into The Albion on Castle Street in Thetford after forcing a window. A search was carried out but nothing was stolen.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary in Green Lane, Thetford. The incident happened between 11am and 6.45pm on Thursday 2 February when suspect(s) have attempted to gain access to the property by forcing a door and a window, damaging the frames in the process. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen.
Officers are urging householders to be vigilant and anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact Detective Constable Debbie Johnston at Thetford CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.