Bury murder - man's bail cancelled

5 June 2013

A man, arrested on suspicion of murder, has had his bail cancelled.

The 59 year old man from the Bury St Edmunds area, who had been arrested in connection with the murder of Mary Roberts, aged 50, whose body was discovered in a car park off Risbygate Street in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 27 March, has had his bail cancelled and will face no further action as this time.Update 30 May 2013

A 56-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Bury St Edmunds.

Mary Roberts, aged 50 was found deceased in a car park off Risbygate Street in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 27 March.

Andrew Ratcliffe of Wherstead Road in Ipswich was due to return on police bail on 4 June but was re-arrested on the morning of Wednesday 29 May on suspicion of murder.

He has subsequently been charged with murder and remanded in custody at the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

He is due to appear at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court on Thursday 30 May.

Update 29 May 2013

A man has been re-arrested this morning, Wednesday 29 May in connection with the murder of a woman in Bury St Edmunds.

Mary Roberts, aged 50 was found deceased in a car park off Risbygate Street in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 27 March.

The 56 year old man from the Bury St Edmunds area who was due to return on police bail on 4th June, was re-arrested this morning on suspicion of murder and is currently being held in the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

A second person, a 59 year old man from the Bury St Edmunds area who was also arrested on suspicion of murder remains on police bail and is due to return to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on 5 June 2013.

Update 29 March 2013

Police continue to appeal for witnesses following the death of a woman in Bury St Edmunds.

The body of 50-year-old Mary Roberts was found in a car park in Risbygate Street at around 9am on Wednesday 27 March.

Officers are renewing their appeal for anyone who was in the St Edmunds Tavern public house and the Risbygate Street area of Bury St Edmunds from the evening of Tuesday 26 March and through to the early hours of Wednesday 27 March to get in contact.

Police have also lifted the final cordon that remained in place in Petch Close.

Two men, aged 55 and 59 and both from the Bury St Edmunds area, were arrested on suspicion of murder and last night, Thursday 28 March released on police bail.

Calls in relation to this incident should be made to the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Update 10pm 28 March 2013

Two men, arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Bury St Edmunds, have been released on police bail.

The body of 50-year-old Mary Roberts was found in a car park in Risbygate Street at around 9am on Wednesday 27 March.

The men, aged 55 and 59 and both from the Bury St Edmunds area, must return to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June respectively.

Two cordons had been in place in Petch Close in Bury as part of the murder investigation; one has now been lifted but the second remains as inquiries continue.

 

Update - 2.40pm - 28 March 2013

A woman, who was found deceased in a car park in Bury St Edmunds has been named as Mary Roberts, aged 50 of no fixed abode.

Formal identification of her body was carried out this afternoon, Thursday 28 March.

Two men remain in custody, arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with Mary Roberts’ death. The 55 and 59-year-old men, both from the Bury St Edmunds area are being held in custody at the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

The cordon surrounding the car park in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds where Mary Roberts’ body was found, at around 9am on Wednesday 27 March has now been lifted but two cordons remain in place in Petch Close, Bury St Edmunds.

Update - 28 March 2013

Two men remain in custody this morning, following the discovery of a woman’s body in Bury St Edmunds.

The men aged 55 and 59 years and both from the Bury St Edmunds area have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are being held in the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

Police were called by the ambulance service just before 9am, Wednesday 27 March, with a report that a woman had been found collapsed in the St Edmunds Tavern public house car park in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Following a Home Office post mortem the cause of the woman’s death is unascertained and further tests will be required to establish her cause of death.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed of her death but formal identification has not yet taken place and her details will not be released until this has been carried out.

Three cordons remain in place, one in Risbygate Street where the woman’s body was found and two further cordons in Petch Close, Bury St Edmunds that form part of this investigation.

Police remain keen to hear from anyone who was in the St Edmunds Tavern public house and the Risbygate Street area of Bury St Edmunds from the evening of Tuesday 26 March and through to the early hours of Wednesday 27 March who may have information in relation to this incident. Calls should be made to the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Update 8pm 27 March 2013

A second man has this evening, Wednesday 27 March been arrested following the discovery of a woman’s body in Bury St Edmunds earlier this morning.

This afternoon a 55-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area was arrested on suspicion of murder. This evening a second man, aged 59 and also from the Bury St Edmunds area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Both are currently being held in custody at the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The cordon in the car park at Risbygate Street remains in place whilst police continue with their enquiries. Two further cordons have also been set up in Petch Close in Bury St Edmunds as part of this investigation.

Results of a Home Office post mortem examination are awaited.

 

Update - 4.20pm 27 March 2013

A man has been arrested following the discovery of a woman’s body in Bury St Edmunds earlier this morning.

The death of the woman, which was initially being treated as unexplained, is now being treated as suspicious.

The 55-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being held in custody at the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Police were called by the ambulance service just before 9am with a report that a woman had been found collapsed in the St Edmunds Tavern public house car park in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds

The woman, who is believed to be aged in her 50s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Two areas in Risbygate Street were cordoned off, one at the scene where the woman’s body was found and one further along Risbygate Street where blood was found.

The second scene where the blood was found has now been lifted but the cordon in the car park remains in place whilst police continue with their enquiries.

A Home Office post mortem is due to take place this afternoon, to try to ascertain the cause of death and the Coroner has been informed.

Details of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place.

Police are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the St Edmunds Tavern public house and the Risbygate Street area of Bury St Edmunds from the evening of Tuesday 26 March and through to the early hours of Wednesday 27 March who may have information in relation to this incident. Calls should be made to the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

27 March 2013

An area within a car park in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds has been cordoned off this morning, following the sudden death of a woman.

Police were called just before 9am this morning by the ambulance service with a report that a woman had been found collapsed within the car park.

The woman’s death is being treated as unexplained at this time.

The cordon will remain in place whilst police carry out their enquiries to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

A second area has also been cordoned off further along Risbygate Street in Bury St Edmunds where blood has been found. It is unknown at this stage whether this is connected with the woman’s death but this will form part of police enquiries.

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