Man arrested over deaths of a mother and daughter in Suffolk – The Guardian

Police said the 44-year-old woman and 12-year-old girl were found at a home in village near Sudbury
A man has been arrested by police investigating the deaths of a mother and daughter who were found dead at a home near Sudbury in Suffolk.
Suffolk constabulary said the 44-year-old woman and 12-year-old girl were found at a house in the village of Great Waldingfield on Thursday morning after police received reports of concerns for the safety of the occupants.
A 46-year-old man was also found with serious injuries and taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital by air ambulance.
He was arrested and remains in hospital where his condition was described on Friday as critical but stable.
A postmortem on Friday found the cause of death of the woman was pressure on the neck. A postmortem for the girl is expected to take place next week.
The force said the three individuals were known to each other and described the incident as “contained”, with no wider threat to the community.
Suffolk constabulary said it had referred the matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct because there had been “previous, but not recent” contact between the victim and the force.
Formal identification of the deceased mother and daughter has yet to take place.
A gas leak had been reported at the property, causing neighbouring homes to be evacuated, but the area was subsequently made safe.
Suffolk constabulary said: “Detectives are appealing for any witnesses or anybody with any information to contact the major investigation team, by either using the online portal or by calling 101 and quoting reference 57943/22.
“Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form.”


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