Search

Third person arrested on suspicion of murder after man falls from balcony in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 18:33 25 June 2020 | UPDATED: 18:33 25 June 2020

Police at the scene of the incident at a block of flats off Duke Street, Ipswich  Picture: BRAD JONES

Police at the scene of the incident at a block of flats off Duke Street, Ipswich Picture: BRAD JONES

Archant

A third person has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man fell to his death from the third-floor balcony of a flat in Duke Street, Ipswich.

Police were called to the scene, to flats off Hope Court, shortly after 2.35am on Wednesday, June 24, after receiving reports a man had fallen from the third-floor balcony.

A man was later declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the man has been identified as Gary Henderson, aged 64, from Upper Dovercourt in Essex.

A Home Office post mortem examination has concluded that the cause of death was a severe traumatic head injury.

This afternoon officers investigating the incident arrested a 27-year-old man from Ipswich on suspicion of murder.

You may also want to watch:

He has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Earlier, two people – a 26-year-old man from the Harwich area and a 24-year-old woman from Ipswich – were arrested on suspicion of murder and were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for further investigation.

The man has now been released under investigation and the woman has been released on police bail until Wednesday, July 22, pending further enquiries.

Those who witnessed the incident, or who have any information regarding what happened, should contact South CID at Landmark House, quoting crime reference 34924/20.

Alternatively, information can be supplied to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or via its website.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Ipswich Star