Residents in shock after murder

RESIDENTS living close to where a suspected murder has taken place have today spoken of their shock of the incident happening in their neighbourhood.Police were called to St John's Street, in Bury St Edmunds, on Christmas Eve.

DETECTIVES were today still questioning two men on suspicion of murdering another man in Bury St Edmunds.

Officers were given a further 36 hours to quiz the men after applying to magistrates on Christmas Day for an extension to their custody time limit.

The 28-year-old and 22-year-old suspects were arrested after police were called to St John's Street at 1.22am on Christmas Eve after receiving reports that a man had suffered injuries to the chest.

The injured man, who was stabbed several times, was confirmed dead after the emergency services arrived at the scene.

Meanwhile residents living close to where the suspected murder has taken place today spoke of their shock of the incident happening in their neighbourhood.

The street, which lies close to the town centre's shopping streets, was cordoned off as police searched the area on Sunday.

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One couple who live in St Andrew's Street North, who did not wish to be named, said: “We used to live in that street and only moved here a couple of months ago.

“It is a nice street and most of the houses are privately owned.

“There are a few rented flats there and the tenants do tend to come and go frequently but on the whole it is a street where everyone knows each other.”

Another resident in the same street said: “This is a wonderful place to live and this is the best area I have ever lived in.

“I didn't hear anything happening but was really shocked this morning to wake up and find the police cordon up.

“I do not know anyone living in that street.”

The two men currently under arrest are being held at Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket police stations while they are being questioned.