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Police arrest a middle-aged man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in Ipswich

Police have arrested a man in his 40s on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a home.

Officers were called to an address in Ipswich, Suffolk early this morning after a call from the ambulance at 8.20am.

Paramedics found the woman, aged in her 40s, dead at the £350,000 modern four-bedroom house on Meridian Rise, Ipswich.

The body of a woman in her 40s was found at an address in Meridian Rise, Ipswich, early today

The death is currently being treated as suspicious and a man, also in his 40s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He was taken to Martlesham police investigation centre where he is being questioned.

A police cordon is in place at the property while officers carry out door-to-door inquiries in the area.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Steve Corbett, said: ‘We remain in the early stages of our investigation and our enquiries remain ongoing.

‘However, it appears that the suspect and the victim were known to each other and we do not believe there to be any threat to the wider public.’

Software engineer Rohan Nirola, 34, who lives next door, said: ‘I got back from India at around 9.30pm last night and did not hear anything unusual.

A man in his 40s has been arrested and said the suspect and victim were known to each other

A man in his 40s has been arrested and said the suspect and victim were known to each other

The area was cordoned off today and forensic officers were seen at the three-storey house

The area was cordoned off today and forensic officers were seen at the three-storey house

‘I got up at about 8.30am and saw the police cars here with two ambulances. Nobody knows what happened.’

Another neighbour said: ‘I’ve seen the people there come and go a little bit. They generally keep themselves to themselves. They are quite quiet.

‘As far as I know it is a couple that live over there.

‘We are really shocked. It is a really nice area and it shows you don’t really ever know what’s going on behind closed doors.’

Alicia Remirez, who lives nearby said: ‘I am so shocked. This is a really quiet area and we have lived here since the house was built. Nothing like this has ever happened before.

‘These types of things just don’t happen here. It’s not something that I am very used to seeing.

‘It is a good community around here, we feel very safe and we don’t have any problems at all.’ 

Anyone who has any information in relation to the incident or heard or saw any suspicious activity is asked to contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101, quoting CAD number 77 of December 1, 2018.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org. 

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