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Bury St Edmunds – Two men charged with murder

Two men have been charged with murder by detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Bury St Edmunds earlier this year.

At around 3.55am on Sunday 20 June police were called to reports of an incident in Winsford Road, on the Moreton Hall estate. 

Upon arrival, officers located a man who had sustained a serious stab wound. He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment where he sadly died two days later, on Tuesday 22 June. 

The deceased has been identified as Neil Charles, aged 47, of Bury St Edmunds. A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that Mr Charles died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest. 

Two men who were first arrested in connection with this incident on Sunday 20 June and then rearrested yesterday, Monday 11 October, have now both been charged with murder. 

Their details are as follows:

-    David King, aged 55, of Radnor Close, Bury St Edmunds

-    Edward King, aged 18, also of Radnor Close, Bury St Edmunds

They have both been remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Wednesday 13 October. 

Previous release | 11 October 2021

Police investigating the murder of a man following a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds have now re-arrested two males on suspicion of murder.

Officers were called around 3:55am on Sunday 20 June to reports of an incident on Winsford Road in the town. Police located a man who had sustained a serious stab wound. He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by ambulance but sadly died as a result of his injury.

The deceased has been identified as Neil Charles, aged 47, of Bury St Edmunds. A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that Mr Charles died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest. 

Two males, one in his 50s, and a teenage male, were initially arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm on Sunday 20 June and were released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Both males have this morning been re-arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning where they remain.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team via our online portal here:

https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363721N86-PO1

or by phoning 101, quoting reference 32846/21.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release I 7 September 2021

Police investigating the murder of a man following a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds have now released two males suspects from police bail, with both remaining under investigation.

Officers were called around 3:55am on Sunday 20 June to reports of an incident on Winsford Road in the town. Police located a man who had sustained a serious stab wound. He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by ambulance but sadly died as a result of his injury.

The deceased has been identified as Neil Charles, (picture below) aged 47, of Bury St Edmunds. A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that Mr Charles died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest.

Two males, one in his 50s, and a teenage male, were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm on Sunday 20 June. Having been given bail dates to answer in July and September, they are now released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team via our online portal here:

https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363721N86-PO1

or by phoning 101, quoting reference 32846/21.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release I 25 June 2021

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A man who died following a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds is being named by police.

Officers were called at 03:55am in the early hours of Sunday 20 June, to reports that a man had been seriously injured following an incident on Winsford Road in the town.

Police located a man in his 40s in the road having sustained a serious stab wound. The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by ambulance but sadly died as a result of his injury. 

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as Neil Charles, aged 47, of Bury St Edmunds.

A Home Office post-mortem examination was carried out on Thursday 24 June and concluded that Mr Charles died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest.  

Specially trained Family Liaison Officers are engaged with the family of Mr Charles. 

Detectives believe this was an isolated incident and as such, there is not any wider threat to the local community. 

Shortly after the incident, on Sunday 20 June, police arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and he was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. Later that day, a second man aged in his teens was also arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and was also taken into custody. 

Both men have been released on police bail until Tuesday 13 July and Friday 16 July respectively, pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team via our online portal here:
 
https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363721N86-PO1
 
or by phoning 101, quoting reference 32846/21.
 
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org 

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 22 June 2021

Police can confirm that a man who was the victim of a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds has died.

Officers were called at 03:55am in the early hours of Sunday 20 June, to reports that a man had been seriously injured following an incident on Winsford Road in the town.

Police located a man in his 40s in the road having sustained a serious stab wound. The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by ambulance but had now sadly died as a result of his injury. The man’s next of kin have been notified.

A Home Office post-mortem examination will take place later this week.

Early enquiries lead detectives to believe that this was an isolated incident and as such, there is not any wider threat to the local community.

Shortly after the incident, police arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and he was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. On Sunday afternoon, a second man aged in his teens was also arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and was also taken into custody.

Both men have been released on police bail until Tuesday 13 July and Friday 16 July respectively, pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team via our online portal here:

https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363721N86-PO1

or by phoning 101, quoting reference 32846/21.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 21 June 2021 - 8:50pm

A man who was stabbed in Bury St Edmunds at the weekend remains in a critical condition, as two people arrested in connection with the incident are released on bail.

Officers were called at 3.55am in the early hours of yesterday, Sunday 20 June, to reports that a man had been seriously injured following an incident on Winsford Road in the town.

Police located a man in his 40s in the road having sustained serious stab wounds. The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by ambulance where he remains in a critical condition. 

Early enquiries lead detectives to believe that this was an isolated incident and as such, there is not any wider threat to the local community. 

Shortly after the incident, police arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and he was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. 

Yesterday afternoon, a second man aged in his teens was also arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and was also taken into custody. 

Both men have now been released on police bail until Tuesday 13 July and Friday 16 July respectively, pending further enquiries. 

The road closures put in place around Winsford Road have now been lifted.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team via our online portal here:

https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363721N86-PO1

or by phoning 101, quoting reference 32846/21.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Previous release | 21 June 2021 - 11.40am

A man who was stabbed in Bury St Edmunds remains in a critical condition, as police make a second arrest in connection with the incident.

Officers were called at 03:55am in the early hours of yesterday, Sunday 20 June, to reports that a man had been seriously injured following an incident on Winsford Road in the town.

Police located a man in his 40s in the road having sustained serious stab wounds. The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by ambulance and remains in a critical condition.

Shortly after the incident, police arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and he was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. Yesterday afternoon a teenaged man was also arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and taken into custody. Both men remain in custody at this time.

The road closures put in place around Winsford Road have now been lifted but a police scene remains in place whilst inquiries continue.

Witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team quoting reference 32846/21  

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101  

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 20 June 2021

A man has sustained serious stab injuries after an incident in Bury St Edmunds.

Police were called at 03:55am in the early hours of today, Sunday 20 June, to reports that a man had been seriously injured following an incident on Winsford Road in the town.

Officers located a man in his 40s in the road having sustained serious stab wounds. The victim has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by ambulance where he is receiving urgent medical attention.

Police investigating this incident have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and he has been taken into custody for questioning.

Police scenes are in place and at this time Winsford Road is completely closed off. Members of the public are asked to avoid the area.

Witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 68 of 20 June.