Two arrested on suspicion of murder after man’s death in Norfolk

·2 min read

Two men have been arrested following the death of a 39-year-old man in Norfolk.

Officers from Norfolk Constabulary were called to a house in Bulrush Avenue, Downham Market, shortly before 8pm on Sunday following reports of a disturbance.

They found a man with serious head injuries who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene and a 22-year-old man was detained at a property on Paradise Road several hours later.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of murder, while the 22-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer. They were taken to King’s Lynn police investigation centre for questioning.

Local policing commander Superintendent Wes Hornigold said: “I can confirm all those involved are known to one another and we’re confident the wider public were not at risk.”

“This is one of two murder investigations launched in the west of the county last night.

“A separate team of detectives continue to investigate a murder in West Winch after a teenager died in a collision. These are both tragic incidents and our thoughts are with those affected.”

The second murder investigation relates to a woman who was reportedly knocked down by a car in Leete Way, West Winch shortly before 7.30pm on Sunday.

The woman was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A 44-year-old man was arrested at the hospital on suspicion of murder, causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

Superintendent Hornigold added: “We recognise the timing and proximity of both incidents may lead to wider concern in our communities.

“However, I would stress they are separate investigations and are not connected in any way.

“Such circumstances are unusual for Norfolk and we will have additional high-visibility patrols in both areas over the coming days.”

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting incident number 377.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting