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Scott Tarrant
The family of Scott Tarrant, who died after a stabbing in Lowestoft at the weekend, have released a statement paying tribute to him.
 
"Scott was a fabulous  son and brother who was always bubbly and able to find laughter in his life. He was also a fantastic father who adored his children.
 
"As a family we have been ripped apart by his passing and know that he has left a void which will never be filled.”
 
Scott Tarrant, a 28-year-old man from Lowestoft sustained serious stab injuries after an incident in Underwood Close on Saturday 7 July and later died in hospital.
 
23-year-old Steven Butcher, of Ashfield Crescent in Lowestoft, has been charged with murder and will appear before Ipswich Crown Court today, Wednesday 11 July.

 

Previous release | 10 July 2018

Detectives have formally identified a man who died after a stabbing in Lowestoft at the weekend.

Police were called at around 11.15pm on Saturday 7 July to reports a man had suffered serious injuries at an address in Underwood Close.

The victim, a 28-year-old man, Scott Tarrant died of his injuries after been taken to the James Paget Hospital for treatment. A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that the cause of death was as a result of multiple stab wounds.

23 year old Steven Butcher, of Ashfield Crescent in Lowestoft, was charged with murder and appeared before Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 10 July) and has been remanded into custody and will appear before Ipswich Crown Court tomorrow (Wednesday 11 July).

Previous release I 9 July 2018 6:47pm

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Lowestoft at the weekend have charged a 23-year-old man with murder.

Police were called at around 11.15pm on Saturday 7 July to reports a man had suffered serious injuries at an address in Underwood Close.

The victim, a 28-year-old man, was taken to the James Paget Hospital for treatment, where he later died. A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that the cause of death was as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Stephen Butcher, of Ashfield Crescent in Lowestoft, was arrested by officers in connection with the stabbing at 4am yesterday morning, Sunday 8 July, and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning. 

Butcher has now been charged with murder and remanded in custody to appear before Norwich Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Tuesday 10 July.

Previous release | 8 July 2018 9.20pm

Police investigating the murder of a man in Lowestoft last night, Saturday 7 July, have been granted an extension to continue to detain a 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident.

Police were called to Underwood Close in Lowestoft at 11.14pm after reports a man had suffered serious injuries.

The victim, a 28-year-old male, was treated by emergency services at the scene for stab wounds before being transferred to James Paget hospital where he later died.

The 23-year-old man, from Lowestoft, was arrested in the town on suspicion of murder. He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning where he remains.

A superintendent’s extension has been granted for the suspect to remain in custody for a further 12 hours.

Detectives investigating the incident believe that this was a targeted attack.

DCI Mike Brown said: "While an arrest has been made we are continuing to make a number of enquiries and this remains a live and active investigation. I would urge anyone who has any information which may be of help to call us."
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have been in the area at the time, in particular those with dash cam footage or may have information concerning it.
 
Any witnesses are asked to contact Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigations Team on 101 quoting Operation Ardwick or investigation reference 37/37772/18. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Previous release | 8 July 2018 6.10am

A 23 year old man has been arrested following the death of a man in Lowestoft late last night (Saturday 7 July).

Police were called to Underwood Close in the town at 11.14pm after reports a man had serious injuries.

The victim, a 28 year old male, was treated by emergency services at the scene for stab wounds before being transferred to James Paget hospital where he later died.

The man from Lowestoft was arrested in the town on suspicion of murder. He has been taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning where he remains.

The area has been cordoned off by police while investigations are carried out and parts of Underwood Close and Bentley Drive are currently closed. Detectives investigating the incident believe that this was a targeted attack. Next of kin of the victim have been informed.

DCI Mike Brown said: "While an arrest has been made we are continuing to make a number of enquiries and this remains a live and active investigation. I would urge anyone who has any information which may be of help to call us.”

Members of the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area during the day as enquiries into the circumstances of the male’s death continue.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have been in the area at the time, in particular those with dash cam footage or may have information concerning it.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigations Team on 101 quoting Operation Ardwick or investigation reference 37/37772/18. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org.