A man has been charged with murder after a 37-year-old was stabbed to death in an east Suffolk village.

Jay Cotterill, 42, of Ipswich Avenue in Sutton Heath, has been charged with murder after a 37-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a property in the village. 

Police were called at just before 9pm on Sunday, October 8, to reports of a stabbing outside a property in the village near Woodbridge. 

The police originally reported that the accused was from Ipswich, but it is now known that he is from Ipswich Avenue in Sutton Heath. 

Officers arrived at the scene within 15 minutes and were followed shortly by ambulance crews and an air ambulance. 

Despite the best efforts of police and medical personnel, the victim – a 37-year-old man - died at the scene.

A post-mortem from the Home Office yesterday (October 9) concluded that the victim had died of stab wounds to the heart and left lung. 

The deceased has to yet been formally identified. 

Cotterill was detained at the scene and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder.

Jay Cotterill has also been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm in connection with an assault on a woman which is also said to have happened on Sunday night. 

Cotterill has been remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Wednesday, October 11.

Part of Ipswich Avenue was cordoned off from the junction with Easton Road for police enquiries, but this has now reopened.

There was a large police presence in the street across Tuesday. 

The community shared their shock in the wake of the incident after neighbours heard screaming around the time of the murder.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident and ask that anyone driving in the area around 9pm on Sunday, October 8 check their dashcam footage and send anything to the Major Investigation Team which may help their enquiries.