Town's country park remains closed after woman's body discovered

Brandon Country Park remains closed to the public while police investigations continue into the death of a woman. 

Brandon Country Park remains closed to the public while police investigations continue into the death of a woman. - Credit: Emily Thomson

A town’s country park remains cordoned off by police and tributes have been left, after the body of a woman was discovered. 

Brandon Country Park remains closed to the public while police investigations continue into the death of a woman. 

Brandon Country Park remains closed to the public while police investigations continue into the death of a woman. 

Brandon Country Park remains closed to the public while police investigations continue into the death of a woman.  - Credit: Emily Thomson

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am on Friday, April 9 following reports that a body had been found in the water. 

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains. 

And police confirmed on Saturday evening they had been granted an additional 36 hours to question the suspect, having been granted permission by magistrates in Ipswich.

Investigations are ongoing but officers believe the woman are the suspect were known to each other and that the incident poses no threat to the wider public.


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The death is being treated as an isolated incident and Suffolk Constabulary is particular keen to see any CCTV footage from doorbell cameras or similar devices in the area, Bury Road and surrounding streets. 

Tributes left at Brandon Country Park after the body of a woman was discovered.

Tributes left at Brandon Country Park after the body of a woman was discovered. - Credit: Emily Thomson

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

Brandon Country Park remains closed to the public while police investigations continue into the death of a woman. 

Brandon Country Park remains closed to the public while police investigations continue into the death of a woman. - Credit: Emily Thomson


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