Saturday, 4 June 2016

Body found by police in woodland in missing couple search


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Sylvia and Peter StuartImage copyrightSUFFOLK POLICE
Image captionThe body was found on Friday and the death is being treated as suspicious
Police searching for a missing couple have found a body in woodland in a Suffolk village near where they live.
Officers were contacted at 07:15 BST on Friday by a woman who reported concern for Peter and Sylvia Stuart, of Weybread, near Diss, who had not been seen since 28 May.
Their Mill Lane home and the surrounding area were searched and the body, believed to be 75-year-old Peter Stuart, was found at 19:15.
Police have launched a murder inquiry.
Police have sealed off the house in Mill Lane, WeybreadImage copyrightGOOGLE
Image captionPolice have sealed off the house in Mill Lane, Weybread
Det Ch Supt Simon Parkes, from Suffolk Police, said; "We are treating this as a murder inquiry and as a missing person investigation as we continue to search for Sylvia.
"We are currently carrying out a number of inquiries to find out exactly what has happened and would continue to ask anyone with information to come forward.
"We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in this area of Weybread between Saturday 28 May and today and would ask anyone who can help to call us."
The village of Weybread is made up of about 200 homes covering about 2,500 acres (1,011 hectares).
Graham Gibbs, chair of Weybread Parish Council, said: "It has been a big talking point in the village. Nothing like this happens in Weybread, although I suppose everyone says that."

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