Police attend Ipswich Waterfront property as part of murder probe

Forensics teams at the scene in Clacton town centre

Police attending the scene in Clacton on Sunday September 12. Officers have also attended a property in Ipswich as part of their investigations - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Suffolk police attended an address on the Ipswich Waterfront as part of a murder probe following the death of a 21-year-old man in Clacton. 

A spokesman for Suffolk police confirmed that officers were called to a property in Key Street on Wednesday, September 15, to assist Essex Police in their murder inquiry. 

An eyewitness said they saw a large police presence in the area with five police cars and two forensic vans.

Harry Burkett, died after suffering a stab wound in Orwell Road on Sunday, September 12. 

Officers were called to the scene shortly after midnight to reports a man had been injured. 

On arrival police found the 21-year-old man had suffered a stab wound.

Mr Burkett was treated at the scene by paramedics but died at hospital.

Harry Burkett died after suffering a stab wound in Rosemary Road in Clacton 

Harry Burkett died after suffering a stab wound in Orwell Road in Clacton  - Credit: Supplied by the family

On Wednesday evening Essex Police arrested a 16-year-old boy from Clacton on suspicion of murder and a 18-year-old woman from Clacton on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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Both remain in custody at this time.

An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, have been released on bail until October 7.

A 20-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has also been released on bail until October 7.

Essex Police have been approached for a comment.

Anyone with information that could help officers in their investigation is urged to contact Essex Police, quoting incident number 5 of September 12.


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