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Brandon Country Park murder investigation: Police treating woman's death as 'isolated incident' after body found in water



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

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

A 46-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains.

Detectives investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at Brandon Country Park, pictured in 2017, are treating it as an isolated incident. Picture: Mecha Morton
Detectives investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at Brandon Country Park, pictured in 2017, are treating it as an isolated incident. Picture: Mecha Morton

Brandon Country Park remains closed as the investigation continues.

Police have sought to reassure local residents and said that they believe the people involved knew each other.

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.

Brandon Country Park, where a woman's body was found. Picture: Mecha Morton
Brandon Country Park, where a woman's body was found. Picture: Mecha Morton

"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 or by calling 101 and quoting reference 37/17570/21.

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

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