Three held over 'suspected' murder

Norfolk Constabulary's Major Investigation Team (MIT) is investigating a report of a suspected murder after police received a call from a member of the public late on Sunday.

Norfolk Constabulary's Major Investigation Team (MIT) is investigating a report of a suspected murder after police received a call from a member of the public late on Sunday.

Following a call to the Contact and Dispatch Centre on Sunday evening detectives are carrying out inquiries to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and the location of a body. At this time the identity of the victim cannot be confirmed but it is believed to be Simon Everitt, a 17 year old from Yarmouth.

Three people, two men aged 24 and 19, and one woman, aged 39, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They have been interviewed at separate police stations in Norfolk and subsequently released on police bail pending further inquiries.

A major incident room has been established at Yarmouth Police Station.


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Det Chief Inspector Steve Strong said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and are following up a number of lines of inquiry.

“The last known sighting of Simon Everitt was around 11pm on Saturday June 7 when he was seen in Lowestoft Road, Gorleston opposite the entrance to the James Paget Hospital. We have not been able to find any trace of Simon since that time. Given the information we have received I have very real concerns for Simon's well-being and I'm appealing for the public's help with information about Simon.

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“Any person who has seen or had any contact with Simon since the evening of Saturday June 7 is urged to contact police on 0845 4564567 - their information could be of great importance to the investigation.”

Simon's father Vince has issued a statement urging his son to get in touch if he is able to.

He said: “Simon, we ask you to get hold of us in anyway you can, even if you have a problem. Let us know you're safe and well.

“You have my phone number - ring me. I have sent you an email please answer it.

“If you need our help you know where we are and how to get hold of us, no matter what, no matter what the problem is. We can solve it as a family if you'll let us help. Ring us and we can help in anyway we can. We love and miss you and just want to know you are safe and well.

“If you don't want to come back to Yarmouth or contact us please go the local police where you are and let them know you're ok.”

- Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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