Girl, 15, faces double murder charge

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl is facing a double murder charge after she was accused last night in connection with a second death in a Suffolk town.

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl is facing a double murder charge after she was accused last night in connection with a second death in a Suffolk town.

She was charged last night, along with Paul Clarke, 41, formerly of Mountbatten Court, Ipswich, with the murder of 43-year-old Desmond Thorpe in Ipswich earlier this year.

He was found dead at his temporary address in Limerick Close on August 10.

Clarke and the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had already been charged by police with the murder of mother-of-two Rosalyn Hunt. She was found dead in her ground floor flat in Ipswich's Victoria Street on Sunday August 9.


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The pair will appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich this morning..

Following Mr Thorpe's death - which was thought at first to have been caused by a heart attack - a friend told how drink had affected his life.

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Philip Wood said the father-of-three had tried to give up drinking.

“He relapsed into drinking again,” said Mr Wood. “He had been off the drink for a few months and went back on it again.”

A post mortem examination revealed that Ms Hunt died as a result of trauma to the body. It is believed she had been dead for some time before police were called to her ground floor flat by a member of the public.

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