OAP died from gunshot wound

POLICE today confirmed that Glenda Walker, who was found dead at her home in Great Bealings, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.Mrs Walker's body was discovered at her home at Meadow Cottage, off Lodge Road, by officers at 8.

POLICE today confirmed that Glenda Walker, who was found dead at her home in Great Bealings, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Mrs Walker's body was discovered at her home at Meadow Cottage, off Lodge Road, by officers at 8.20am yesterday.

A murder inquiry was launched and a 65-year-old man, believed to be her husband John, was arrested shortly before 9am yesterday on suspicion of murder.

Today the suspect remains in custody at Ipswich police station and is continuing to help police with their inquiries.


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Detectives have applied for 12 hour extension to quiz the man further.

In cases of such a serious nature a senior police officer can authorise detention for a further 12 hours.

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A police spokeswoman said today: " I can confirm that a 12 hour extension has been applied for in order to question the suspect further."

Suffolk police are refusing to name the man held in custody.

The spokeswoman added: "The name of the man in custody will not be released unless he is charged with an offence."

A post mortem examination carried out by a Home Office pathologist yesterday confirmed that the cause of death was a result of a single gun shot to the chest.

At this stage in the investigation, police are not releasing any details as to how they became aware of the woman's body or to the type of gun used in the killing.

Scenes of crime officers spent yesterday examining the murder scene and police were unable to confirm whether a gun was taken away from the property for forensic examination.

The senior-investigating officer leading the murder enquiry is Detective Chief Inspector Tim Beach.

Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, persons brought in for questioning cannot normally be held for more than 24 hours before being charged or released.

If a serious offence is being investigated a senior police officer can authorise detention for a further 12 hours which can be extended up to a total of 96 hours but only with the approval of a magistrates court.

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