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Man who fell from cliffs at Hunstanton linked to Leicester murder case

A man who sparked a major accident response after he fell from cliffs at Hunstanton had been arrested by police investigating a murder.

Police confirmed the incident, which took place at Hunstanton on Thursday, at 9.15am.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Police said: “We were called to Hunstanton after a man had sustained injuries after falling from the cliffs, he has been airlifted to hospital.”

A professional photographer catches the scene CREDIT: Gary Pearson Photography (46216606)
A professional photographer catches the scene CREDIT: Gary Pearson Photography (46216606)

Leicestershire police have revealed that the 54-year-old man is a suspect for murder after the body of a 49-year-old female was found in a Midland’s home.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found inside a Leicester address last week.

“The 54-year-old man, of Leicester, was arrested on April 17.

“At around 10.30am on Thursday April 15 officers attended a property in Tennis Court Drive, Leicester, following concern for the welfare of the occupant inside.

“Entry was gained to the address and the woman, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation was launched.

“A post-mortem examination concluded she died as a result of a head injury.

“As part of the investigation officers continue to carry out enquiries following an incident which took place in Norfolk the same morning.

“A man, in his 50s, was found on a beach in Hunstanton with life-threatening injuries after it is believed he fell from the cliffs. He remains in hospital in a serious condition.

“A scene preservation which was in place in Tennis Court Drive to allow for a forensic examination of the scene has since been removed.

“Specialist officers continue to support the family following her death.”

Detective Chief Inspector Joe Banfield, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit, who is leading the investigation, said: “At this stage, we believe the two incidents are linked and we are currently not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.”

DCI Banfield added: “Although an arrest has been made our investigation continues to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the death.

“I would still like to hear from anyone who may have any information related to this incident.

“If you think you can help and have not yet spoken to police I would urge you to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 127 or call crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111”

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