OAP witnesses murder probe arrest

A PENSIONER today told how watched as a woman was arrested and led away as part of an Ipswich murder probe.Officers were called to the house in Salisbury Road early yesterday where they discovered a man in his 30s with stab wounds.

A PENSIONER today told how watched as a woman was arrested and led away as part of an Ipswich murder probe.

Officers were called to the house in Salisbury Road early yesterday where they discovered a man in his 30s with stab wounds.

Today a 68-year-old neighbour, who asked not to be named, said he witnessed police activity at the house shortly after officers were called in.

He said: "I knew there was something wrong at 4.45am when I went to make a cup of tea. I saw a girl being arrested."

The OAP said officers were also gathering evidence and trying to ensure no clues were lost during the immediate aftermath, as the front of the semi-detached terrace house was sealed off.

He said: "There were flashes of cameras and then a tent going up.

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"They kept the body there for a long while. My wife told me that the body was not taken away until yesterday afternoon.

"They were taking pictures and I don't know what they found in the (front) garden."

The pensioner also said he saw a Vauxhall Astra towed away from the scene.

Meanwhile residents of Salisbury Road were coming to terms with what happened close to their homes.

Nicki Miller, 33, said she was struggling to explain the situation to her children.

She said: "I have just told them it was something nasty and I have tried to explain. My daughter is upset by it."

Dean Collyer, 39, said: "It's a bit shocking and quite disturbing to happen on your doorstep. I have not been thinking about it much because I'm getting ready to go away on holiday."

Other neighbours had returned to work this morning and the street remained quiet.

Michelle Babbs, 38, said: "It doesn't worry me because it's not like the London bombs because it doesn't feel like its going to happen to you, although you don't know why he was killed."

The white tent put up shortly after police arrived at the house at the centre of the investigation remained at the scene today.

It is thought that the 36-year-old deceased was already dead by the time an ambulance arrived yesterday morning.

Police have not yet released the victim's name, but formal identification was expected to be taking place later today.

A 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, who were yesterday arrested on suspicion of murder, are today still in custody at Ipswich police station.

An extension was granted to enable officers to continue questioning them for a further 12 hours.

A 36-year-old woman also arrested yesterday has now been released on police bail, due to return to Ipswich police station on August 25.

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