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Man charged with murder following death in Thorpe St Andrew

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in Thorpe St Andrew.


Officers were called to a derelict building on the old hospital site, off Yarmouth Road, at approximately 12.45pm on Friday 19 June 2020, following reports a woman had been found with serious injuries.


Emergency services, including the air ambulance, attended and despite treatment, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A Home Office post mortem examination has since established she died as a result of stab wounds.


Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the body of the deceased as Gemma Cowey, aged 38 and from Norwich.


Michael Cowey, aged 48 and of Dragoon Close in Norwich, has been charged with murder. He has been remanded into custody and will appear at Norwich Magistrate’s Court tomorrow morning (Monday 22 June 2020).
 

Police continue to investigate death in Thorpe St Andrew

A man remains in custody following the death of a woman in Thorpe St Andrew on Friday 19 June 2020.


Officers were called to a derelict building on the old hospital site, off Yarmouth Road, at approximately 12.45pm, following reports a woman had been found with serious injuries.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, attended and despite treatment, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A Home Office post mortem examination has since established she died as a result of stab wounds.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the body of the deceased as Gemma Cowey, aged 38 and from Norwich.

A man, aged in his 40s and from Norwich, was arrested in the Warwickshire area on Friday 19 June on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at the Wymondham Police Investigation Centre at this time.

Detective Inspector Lewis Craske, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: "Our thoughts are with Gemma’s family and friends at this time. Officers have established that Gemma and the suspect were known to each other and whilst we do believe this is an isolated incident, our investigations are ongoing to identify the exact circumstances leading up to her death.  

"I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of the old hospital in Thorpe St Andrew between 11am and 1pm on Friday 19 June, particularly anyone who may have seen a male and female walking near to the site.

“We know this incident will have caused concern among local residents. Officers will be carrying out reassurance patrols in the area over the coming days and anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak to them.” 

Anyone with information should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or use the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363719P01-PO1.

Family pay tribute following death of woman

The following statement is on behalf of the family of Gemma Cowey (also known as Gemma Lynne Marjoram) who died on Friday 19 June 2020 following an incident at the old hospital site in Thorpe St Andrew. 
 
“Our beautiful girl, Gemma Lynne Marjoram, was cruelly taken from our lives on Friday 19th June. Gemma, a devoted Mummy to three children, Kacie, Callum and Abigail. Loving big sister to Joanne and Kimberley.  We are beyond heartbroken. We have no more words.”

Family pay tribute following death of woman

Thorpe St Andrew fatal stabbing

Police have launched an investigation following a fatal stabbing in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, earlier today (Friday 19 June 2020).

Officers were called to Yarmouth Road at about 12.45pm following reports a woman had been found with serious injuries.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, attended and despite treatment, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man has been arrested in the Warwickshire area on suspicion of murder and will be brought back to Norfolk for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Gray, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Unit, is leading the enquiry.

He said: “A number of police resources, including armed units and a helicopter, were deployed to the scene to help in the search for the suspect.

“Following enquiries, a man was arrested in connection with the incident at about 4pm and will be questioned on suspicion of murder.

“The victim and suspect are known to one another and I would like to hear from anyone who may witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.”

Police have cordoned off the scene in Yarmouth Road while enquiries are carried out.

Anyone with information should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101.