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Man arrested in connection with discovery of human bones in Sudbury's River Stour last year




A man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of human bones in a Sudbury river last year.

Officers were called at 4.35pm on Thursday, August 27, after the remains of a man were found inside two black bin bags in the River Stour near Meadow Gate and Croft Bridge.

A Home Office post-mortem examination was carried out three days later but it was not able to establish a cause of death.

Police and Forensics work at a house on East street in Sudbury..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (47537446)
Police and Forensics work at a house on East street in Sudbury..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (47537446)

A 26-year-old man from Sudbury was arrested this morning in connection with the discovery. He was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Officers are currently searching a house in the town's East Street, with a spokesman having confirmed searches are likely to continue into tomorrow.

Another man was arrested at the same time on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.

Police and forensics teams have been at the East Street house this morning. Picture: Richard Marsham
Police and forensics teams have been at the East Street house this morning. Picture: Richard Marsham

A small amount of additional human remains were found during searches of the river, with DNA tests having confirmed they belonged to the same person.

Forensic tests have been taking place over the past nine months, and it was determined that the victim was likely to have been of an athletic or muscular build.

Detectives are also working to identify the victim through national and international databases as well as the timescale in which he died.

Police are still appealing to anyone who witnessed suspicious behaviour near to the river around the time of the discovery.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said detectives were likely to remain at the address until tomorrow. Picture: Richard Marsham
A Suffolk Police spokesman said detectives were likely to remain at the address until tomorrow. Picture: Richard Marsham

They would also like to hear from anyone who has seen black bin bags in unusual locations, such as ditches or hedges.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Investigation Team on 101.

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