Woman dies after stabbing in Newmarket

PUBLISHED: 07:01 17 January 2020 | UPDATED: 16:51 17 January 2020

An area around Brickfields Avenue in Newmarket is cordoned off and a murder inquiry launched after a woman was stabbed  Picture: LAUREN DE BOISE

An area around Brickfields Avenue in Newmarket is cordoned off and a murder inquiry launched after a woman was stabbed Picture: LAUREN DE BOISE

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman sustained fatal stab wounds in Newmarket last night.

Forensic Services vans arriving at the scene in Brickfields Avenue Newmarket  Picture: ARCHANTForensic Services vans arriving at the scene in Brickfields Avenue Newmarket Picture: ARCHANT

Police have now launched a murder enquiry following the incident in Birkfields Avenue. They have arrested a 28-year-old man.

Police were called shortly after 9.30pm on Thursday, January 16 to a property in Brickfields Avenue in Newmarket, to reports that a woman had been stabbed.

Forensics officers arriving in Brickfields Avenue, Newmarket Picture: JAMES WATERSForensics officers arriving in Brickfields Avenue, Newmarket Picture: JAMES WATERS

Paramedics and the air ambulance attended the incident but the woman sadly died at the scene.

Police cordoned off the street and this morning remain at the scene as investigations continue.

Police vehicles in Brickfields Avenue, Newmarket, after a woman was fatally stabbed  Picture: ARCHANTPolice vehicles in Brickfields Avenue, Newmarket, after a woman was fatally stabbed Picture: ARCHANT

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Suffolk police said: "Enquiries are on-going into the incident and investigations are at an early stage, but it is believed that the parties involved were known to each other."

A police cordon at the scene in Brickfields Avenue Newmarket Picture: ARCHANTA police cordon at the scene in Brickfields Avenue Newmarket Picture: ARCHANT

Roy Collinson, 68, of neighbouring Highclere Close, said: "I was watching the snooker when I heard all the noise overhead from the helicopter. It landed on Brickfield Stud and my girlfriend went to the door to see what was happening, that's when we saw all the blue flashing lights and nine or so police cars came down the road. It was chaos.

"We don't even have burglaries here, it's a quiet area."

Police launched a murder inquiry after the death of a woman in Brickfields Avenue in Newmarket Picture: LAUREN DE BOISEPolice launched a murder inquiry after the death of a woman in Brickfields Avenue in Newmarket Picture: LAUREN DE BOISE

James Black, who lives in the town, and is the father of one of the victim's neighbours, said: "My daughter had been back in her house about an hour, she'd just arrived home from a cruise.

"The police knocked at her door and asked if she could look after the dog."

Forensic Services vans  in Brickfields Avenue Newmarket as a murder investigation is launched Picture: ARCHANTForensic Services vans in Brickfields Avenue Newmarket as a murder investigation is launched Picture: ARCHANT

He said his granddaughter played with a child living at the address where the alleged attack happened.

He added: "She (my daughter) hasn't been able to talk about anything else since, it really affected her."

Forensic officers approaching a property in Brickfields Avenue Newmarket Picture: JAMES WATERSForensic officers approaching a property in Brickfields Avenue Newmarket Picture: JAMES WATERS

A woman at the scene, who asked not to be named, said: "It is such a shock, this is a nice quiet area. It's just so sad to hear about."

Anyone with information about the incident or heard or saw any suspicious activity is asked to contact Suffolk police, quoting CAD number 400 of 16 January 2020,

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