Boy, 16, held in murder inquiry

A 16-year-old boy is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 47-year-old Dereham woman.

A 16-year-old boy is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 47-year-old Dereham woman.

Elaine Walpole was found dead at her flat at Dreibholz Court - opposite Neatherd High School on Norwich Road - on April 29.

Detectives initially said her death was “unexplained” and then described it as “suspicious”.

They have now revealed it is a murder inquiry and the 16-year-old was arrested in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire yesterday afternoon.


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A man in his 30s who was previously arrested in connection with the inquiry has been released on bail.

A post mortem examination into the cause of mother-of-three Mrs Walpole's death was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out.

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Her body was found by ambulance staff and police were then called.

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