Murder probe OAP released on bail

A PENSIONER arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of his son is out on bail today.A Home Office pathologist carried out a post-mortem examination on the body of self-employed window cleaner Simon Mitchell, 41, at Ipswich Hospital last night.

A PENSIONER arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of his son is out on bail today.

A Home Office pathologist carried out a post-mortem examination on the body of self-employed window cleaner Simon Mitchell, 41, at Ipswich Hospital last night.

Police said today that further tests will be carried out.

Cecil Mitchell, 68, known as Mitch, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday and has been told to answer bail on February 28 at Bury St Edmunds police station.


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A spokesman for Suffolk Police said: “A post-mortem has been carried out in Ipswich Hospital by a Home Office pathologist.

“Further tests will be carried out. A 68-year-old was released on bail pending further inquiries.”

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As revealed in yesterday's Evening Star, police were called to a semi-detached house in Clopton Gardens in Hadleigh at 9.45pm on Sunday where they found Simon Mitchell, who was believed to have lived with his father, with a serious head injury and he later died at Ipswich Hospital.

Neighbour, Henry Wilcox said: “It is a shock to wake up in the morning and hear about it. When I saw the police presence I knew it was pretty serious

“It is such a friendly place to live. Lots of the people who live here come when they get married and have children and the children grow up nearby too.

“It is terrible and something that you do not expect.”

Cecil is thought to be a former ambulance technician based at Stowmarket. He was one of the first trial community responders, operating from his Hadleigh home.

n. Do you want to pay tribute to Simon Mitchell? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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