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Police are now able to issue a family tribute in relation to the death of a woman in Brandon.
 
Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am on Friday 9 April, following reports that the body of a woman had been found in the water at Brandon Country Park. 
 
Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as Egle Vengaliene, aged 35, of Bury Road, Brandon.
 
 The family have provided the following tribute:
 
"Eglė Vengalienė, at the age of only 35 years old, passed away on 9th April, 2021. She was loving, caring and devoted to her family, radiating optimism, cheerfulness and positive energy and believing in her family's bright future. She leaves behind 5 of her children, who will have to grow up without their mother's love and will always long and mourn their mother. Protect your children from heaven and rest in peace, Eglutė.”
 
Andrius Vengalis, of Bury Road, Brandon, was arrested in connection with the incident on the afternoon of Friday 9 April and after being questioned by detectives, was subsequently charged with murder on Monday 12 April.   
 
Vengalis appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 13 April, where he was committed to appear before Ipswich Crown Court later the same day. He was remanded in custody pending a next crown court appearance on Monday 19 July.
 
The investigation is ongoing and officers remain keen to hear from anybody who knew Egle and have not yet been in contact with police, or from anyone with a recent sighting of her prior to 7am on the morning of Friday 9 April. 
 
Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses, particularly anyone who was in the area of Brandon Country Park or Bury Road in Brandon and the surrounding streets, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious. 
 
Additionally, officers are asking anyone who was driving in the vicinity of Brandon Country Park or Bury Road, Brandon, between midnight and 7am on Friday 9 April and who has a dashcam in their vehicle, to make contact with the inquiry team.   
 
Any residents in the local area with a doorbell camera or private CCTV are also asked to review their footage, as well as anyone with motion activated dash-cam footage. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 17570/21. 
 
Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 

Previous release I16 April

Police investigating the death of a woman in a Brandon park last week have carried-out checks in the town seven days on from the incident, as they continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.  

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am on Friday 9 April, following reports that the body of a woman had been found in a pond at Brandon Country Park.

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as Egle Vengaliene, aged 35, of Bury Road, Brandon.

Andrius Vengalis, of Bury Road, Brandon, was arrested in connection with the incident on the afternoon of Friday 9 April and after being questioned by detectives, was subsequently charged with murder on Monday 12 April.  

Vengalis appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 13 April, where he was committed to appear before Ipswich Crown Court later the same day. He was remanded in custody pending a next crown court appearance on Monday 19 July.

Officers conducted checks in the areas of Brandon Country Park and Bury Road, Brandon, between 10pm last night (15 April) and 8am this morning, Friday 16 April, where they encountered and spoke with a small number of people who were out and about.

The investigation is ongoing and officers remain keen to hear from anybody who knew Egle and have not yet been in contact with police, or from anyone with a recent sighting of her prior to 7am on the morning of Friday 9 April.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses, particularly anyone who was in the area of Brandon Country Park or Bury Road in Brandon and the surrounding streets, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

Additionally, officers are asking anyone who was driving in the vicinity of Brandon Country Park or Bury Road, Brandon, between midnight and 7am on Friday 9 April and who has a dashcam in their vehicle, to make contact with the inquiry team.  

Any residents in the local area with a doorbell camera or private CCTV are also asked to review their footage, as well as anyone with motion activated dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 17570/21.

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

Previous release | 14 April 2021

Police cordons in a Brandon park have now been lifted, as a murder inquiry following the death of a woman last week continues - with detectives making a new appeal for anyone who may have important dashcam footage to come forward. 

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am on Friday 9 April, following reports that the body of a woman had been found in a pond at Brandon Country Park. 

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as Egle Vengaliene, aged 35, of Bury Road, Brandon. 

Andrius Vengalis, of Bury Road, Brandon, was arrested in connection with the incident on Friday afternoon and subsequently charged with murder on Monday evening (12 April).  

Vengalis appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Tuesday 13 April, where he was committed to appear before Ipswich Crown Court later the same day. He was remanded in custody pending a next crown court appearance on Monday 19 July.

A large area of Brandon Country Park which had been cordoned-off to allow for extensive searches and examinations, has now reopened as police scenes have been lifted. 

Officers would like to thank members of the public for their understanding and support as this very important work was carried-out. Police patrols will continue in the area to provide reassurance to the local community. 

The investigation is ongoing and officers remain keen to hear from anybody who knew Egle and have not yet been in contact with police, or from anyone with a recent sighting of her prior to 7am on Friday morning.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses, particularly anyone who was in the area of Brandon Country Park or Bury Road in Brandon and the surrounding streets, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

Additionally, officers are asking anyone who was driving in the vicinity of Brandon Country Park or Bury Road, Brandon, between midnight and 7am on Friday 9 April and who has a dashcam in their vehicle, to make contact with the inquiry team.

Any residents in the local area with a doorbell camera or private CCTV are also asked to review their footage, as well as anyone with motion activated dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 17570/21. 

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

Previous release | 12 April 2021

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in Brandon last week. 

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am on Friday 9 April, following reports that the body of a woman had been found in a pond at Brandon Country Park. 

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as Egle Vengaliene, aged 35, of Bury Road, Brandon. 

A 46-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident early Friday afternoon and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. 

Andrius Vengalis, of Bury Road, Brandon, has subsequently been charged with murder and remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Tuesday 13 April. 

A large area of Brandon Country Park remains cordoned off by police as various searches and other enquiries continue. 

The investigation is ongoing and officers remain keen to hear from anybody who knew Egle and have not yet been in contact with police, or from anyone with a recent sighting of her prior to 7am on Friday morning. 

Detectives are also continuing to appeal for witnesses, particularly anyone who was in the area of Brandon Country Park, Bury Road or the surrounding streets, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

Any residents in the local area with a doorbell camera or private CCTV are also asked to review their footage, as well as anyone with motion activated dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 17570/21. 

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

Previous release | 11 April 2021

A woman who was found deceased in a Brandon park is being named by police, as detectives have been granted additional time to question a man arrested in connection with the incident.

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am on Friday 9 April, following reports that the body of a woman had been found in the water at Brandon Country Park. 

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as Egle Vengaliene, aged 35, of Bury Road, Brandon. 

Specialist trained officers are supporting Egle’s family through this extremely difficult time. An initial Home Office post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday, Saturday 10 April, and additional tests are required.

Officers are keen to hear from anybody who knew Egle whom have not yet been in contact with police, or from anyone with a recent sighting of her prior to 7am on Friday morning. 

A 46-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday afternoon and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre, continues to be questioned by police. 

Detectives have now made another application to Ipswich Magistrates’ Court for an additional warrant of further detention, which was granted this evening, Sunday 11 April, and allows them another 24 hours to question the suspect.

Officers are continuing to treat this as an isolated incident and as such do not believe there is any threat to the wider community, but additional patrols will be taking place in the area over the coming days in a bid to offer reassurance to local residents. 

A large area of Brandon Country Park remains cordoned off by police as various searches and other enquiries are ongoing. 

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses, particularly anyone who was in the area of Brandon Country Park, Bury Road or the surrounding streets, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to make contact with them.

Any residents in the local area with a doorbell camera or private CCTV are also asked to review their footage, as well as anyone with motion activated dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 17570/21

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

Previous release | 10 April 2021

Detectives investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found in Brandon have been granted more time to question a man arrested in connection with the incident.

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am yesterday, Friday 9 April, following reports that a body of a woman had been found in the water at Brandon Country Park.

At approximately 12:15pm yesterday, a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and he was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

An application was made for a warrant of further detention at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court this afternoon, Saturday 10 April, where detectives were granted an additional 36 hours to question the suspect.

A large area of Brandon Country Park remains cordoned off by police, pending ongoing enquiries in this area.

The investigation is still in its early stages but detectives suspect that the parties involved are known to each other, with no wider threat to the community.

Additional patrols will be taking place in the area over the coming days in a bid to offer reassurance.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses, particularly anyone who was in the area of Brandon country park, Bury Road or surrounding streets, who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to make contact with them.

Any residents in the local area with a doorbell camera or private CCTV are also asked to review their footage, as well as anyone with motion activated dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference 37/17570/21

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

Previous release | 9 April 2021 - 5.55pm

Detectives investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in Brandon are treating it as an isolated incident.

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am today, Friday 9 April, following reports that a body of a woman had been found in the water at Brandon Country Park. 

At approximately 12:15pm this afternoon, a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains.

Brandon Country Park remains closed as the investigation continues.

Detective Superintendent Andy Smith said: “The investigation is still in its early stages but we suspect that the parties involved are known to each other, with no wider threat to the community.

"We understand this will have shocked and alarmed many people but officers will remain at the scene over the coming days and extra patrols are taking place to provide reassurance. 

“We would like to thank local residents who have so far assisted us with this investigation.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference 37/17570/21

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

Previous release | 9 April 2021 - 1.05pm

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was discovered at Brandon.

Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am today, Friday 9 April, following reports that a body of a woman had been found in the water at Brandon Country Park.

At approximately 12:15pm this afternoon, a 46-year-old man from Brandon was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. 

Brandon Country Park has been closed as enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team, quoting reference CAD 43 of 9 April