December 6 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
Shocked residents have spoken of their horror after a man was stabbed to death in a peaceful Suffolk village.
A murder investigation has begun following the macabre discovery in Bildeston early yesterday morning.
The victim, who was found dead in a garden in Brooksfield, has been named locally as Brian Knock.
He was living with his mother Lola in Brooksfield.
A 44-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder is believed to be known to Mr Knock but not related. He was last night still being questioned by detectives at Bury St Edmunds police investigation centre.
Officers were contacted by the ambulance service around 4.15am, on Sunday,
after Mr Knock had been found with stab wounds, He was pronounced dead at the scene just before 5am.
Officers cordoned off a large part of the area and were only allowing residents and people visiting family and friends through.
Gary and Elaine Palmer, who live in Wattisham Road, said Mr Knock was a “lovely man”.
They said he had lived in the village most of his life but had moved away recently to Hadleigh but returned to stay with his mother.
“He would do anything for anyone and was an absolutely wonderful man,” said Mrs Palmer, 51, who works as a carer at Wade House, in Stowmarket.
Her 53-year-old husband said: “We have known him for a long while and it was a real big shock when where heard what had happened.”
He said Mr Knock had been with the couple’s son Tony the previous evening in the nearby Red Lion, in High Street.
“It’s totally stunned the village,” added Mr Palmer.
Steven Pryke, who lives three doors away from the victim in Brooksfield, said he had known Mr Knock for more than 20 years and that “nobody ever had a bad word to say about him.”
The 57-year-old, who works as a fork lift driver in Colchester, added: “There is a lot of poeple who have been left shocked and stunned by something like this happening in their village. It’s dreadful.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101.