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Murder investigation centres around former Grays couple in Suffolk

A 61-year-old man, who was arrested in connection with the murder of a former Grays man, remains in police custody this evening (Sunday).

The man, from Leicester, was arrested around 8.30am this morning, Sunday 5 June, following the disappearance of Peter and Sylvia Stuart.

A body, believed to be that of Mr Stuart, was found on Friday evening, 3 June, after the couple had been reported as missing earlier in the day.

A murder investigation is underway alongside a missing persons enquiry to trace Mrs Stuart.

More than 20 search trained officers have been out in the vicinity of the couple’s Suffolk home today, Sunday 5, conducting an examination of woodland near the property. These searches will continue.

Alongside this detectives from the joint Suffolk and Norfolk Major Investigation Team are carrying out extensive background enquiries to locate Sylvia Stuart and to get a full picture of what occurred.

These teams are being assisted by officers from other Eastern Region Constabularies – including Essex and Cambridgeshire – and Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service.

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes said; "Our focus remains on locating Sylvia as a matter of priority, while gathering evidence in the murder enquiry. We would continue to ask anyone who may have information that can assist to come forward immediately.”

Detectives are asking anyone who may be able to help the investigation to call Suffolk Police on either 01473 782000 or 101, quoting CAD number 49 of Friday 3 June.


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