Police arrest man, 46, on suspicion of murder after woman's body is found at a Suffolk country park

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Police arrest man, 46, on suspicion of murder after woman's body is found in the water at a Suffolk country park

A woman's body was found in the water at Brandon Country Park in SuffolkSuffolk Police have now detained a 46-year-old on suspicion of murderDetectives were said to be treating the woman's death as 'an isolated incident' 

By Amelia Wynne For Mailonline

Published: 00:49 BST, 10 April 2021 | Updated: 01:02 BST, 10 April 2021

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in water at a country park.

Police were call by the ambulance service shortly before 7am on Friday following reports that a woman's body had been found in the water at Brandon Country Park in Suffolk.

Suffolk Police said it detained the 46-year-old suspect at around 12.15pm.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in water at Brandon Country Park in Suffolk today

Police were call by the ambulance service shortly before 7am on Friday following reports that a woman's body had been found in the water (pictured are Police at the scene today)

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains.

The force said the country park is closed while its investigation continues.

Detectives were said to be treating the woman's death as 'an isolated incident'.

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.

Suffolk Police said it detained the 46-year-old suspect at around 12.15pm (pictured are police at the scene today)

The force said the country park is closed while its investigation continues (pictured are police at the scene earlier)

'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 at mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference 37/17570/21.

Alternatively people can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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