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Police cordon lifted in Wymondham murder enquiry

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Detectives investigating the death of a man in Wymondham at the weekend have now lifted the police cordon at the scene of the incident.  

It’s after a 57-year-old man was found late on Saturday 16 March 2019 at a property in Burdock Close in the town with serious wounds to his head and chest. He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment where he sadly died the following morning.

A Home Office post-mortem examination, which was carried out on Sunday 17 March, determined that the likely cause of death was multiple organ failure arising from stab wounds.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Kumarathas Rajasingam.

Jeyamalar Kumarathas, aged 54 and of Burdock Close in Wymondham, who was arrested and charged in connection with the murder, appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning, (Tuesday 19 March 2019). She was remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court tomorrow morning (Thursday 21 March 2019).   

A/Detective Inspector Neil Stewart, from the Joint Major Investigation Team (JMIT), said: "We have now completed our investigations at the scene of the incident and the police cordon has been lifted. 

"However, our initial enquiries have revealed that the people involved used to own and run the local convenience store on the Harts Farm estate and we would be keen to speak to anyone with information regarding their time there."  

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the JMIT on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Detectives investigating the death of a man in Wymondham at the weekend have charged a woman in connection with it.

It's after a 57-year-old man was found late on Saturday (16 March 2019) night at a property in Burdock Close in the town with serious wounds to his head and chest. He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment where he sadly died the following morning.

A Home Office post-mortem examination, which was carried out on Sunday 17 March 2019, determined that the likely cause of death was multiple organ failure arising from stab wounds.

Pending formal Coroner's inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Kumarathas Rajasingam.

Jeyamalar Kumarathas, aged 54 and of Burdock Close in Wymondham, who was arrested in connection with the incident has subsequently been charged with murder. She has been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning, Tuesday 19 March 2019.

A/Detective Inspector Neil Stewart, from the Joint Major Investigation Team (JMIT), said: "A police cordon remains in place at the scene whilst detectives are undertaking a number of enquiries as part of the investigation including carrying out reassurance patrols in the local area.

"We believe this to be an isolated incident; however we are still keen to speak to anyone with information regarding it to further assist our investigation."

Anyone who has information regarding the incident or the circumstances surrounding it are asked to contact the JMIT on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Investigation continues into Wymondham murder

A woman in her 50s remains in police custody following the launch of a murder enquiry in Wymondham at the weekend.

The male victim, aged 57, was found late on Saturday (16 March 2019) night at a property in Burdock Close, Wymondham with serious wounds to his head and chest. He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment where he sadly died the following morning.

A Home Office post-mortem examination carried out later on Sunday 17 March 2019 determined that the likely cause of death was multiple organ failure arising from stab wounds.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Kumarathas Rajasingam.

A/Detective Inspector Neil Stewart, from the Joint Major Investigation Team (JMIT), who is now leading on the enquiry, confirmed that officers were continuing to investigate the circumstances surround Mr Rajasingam’s death saying: "Detectives are still undertaking a number of enquiries as part of the investigation as we try to understand what led up to the incident. In addition, reassurance patrols will be taking place in the local area with a cordon remaining in place at the property itself."

Anyone who has information regarding the assault itself or the circumstances surrounding it are asked to contact the JMIT on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A woman in her 50s, from the Wymondham area, who was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, remains in police custody. She has been further arrested on suspicion of murder.

Murder enquiry launched, Wymondham

Detectives have now launched a murder enquiry following the serious assault of man which took place late yesterday evening in Wymondham.

Officers were called to a property in Burdock Close in the town at about 11.50pm after concerns for the safety of an occupant were raised.

Police arrived on scene to find a 57 year-old-man with serious stab wounds to his chest and head. The victim was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he sadly died earlier today.

A woman in her 50s has been arrested in connection with the assault and remains in police custody.

Detective Superintendent Kate Thacker, Norfolk Police's investigation lead, commented on the enquiry saying: "We are in the very early stages of our investigation with detectives continuing their enquiries this afternoon.

However, I can confirm that we believe all those involved were known to each other and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time."

The property remains cordoned off.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning it is asked to contact Norwich CID on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.