Capel St Mary: Former Suffolk man is victim in car park murder probe

CAPEL ST MARY: A former Suffolk man is today at the centre of a murder probe after he sustained fatal head injuries.

Honorato Alberto Christovao died following an attack in a Norwich car park, during which his 49-year-old partner was also hurt.

Mr Christovao had been living in the city for seven years.

Before moving to Norfolk, the 53-year-old lived in Barnfield, Capel St Mary, for around three years.

It is understood Mr Christovao also lived in The Old Street, Capel St Mary, for a short while, as well as in London Road, Ipswich, temporarily.

While living in Capel St Mary, Mr Christovao was known as ‘Albie’.

He died in Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital three days after being attacked in Rose Lane, Norwich.

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Mr Christovao was originally from Portugal and lived with his partner in Parmentergate Court.

Following his death, detectives from Norfolk and Suffolk’s major investigation team were trying to find his relatives in Portugal.

A post mortem has revealed Mr Christovao died from head injuries, which occurred when he was attacked near his home in the early hours of February 10.

The man heading up the inquiry, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett, has put out an appeal for information in a bid to piece together how, and why, Mr Christovao died.

Det Ch Insp Luckett said: “Identifying the motive for the attack is a key line of enquiry. At this time, I retain an open mind about why this attack took place.

“We believe that the victim and his partner had gone out at around 1.30am on Thursday and were attacked in the vicinity of Parmentergate Court.”

Two men aged 19 and 21 from the London area and two women aged 33 and 49 from the Norwich area have been arrested in connection with Mr Christovao’s death. They are currently on police bail pending further enquiries.

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