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Police have charged a man with murder following the death of a 40-year-old man in Norwich. 
 
Officers discovered a man with serious head injuries in Clapham Woods, off Drayton Road, just before 5.15am on Monday 22 June. The ambulance service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
 A Home Office Post Mortem examination, which took place this morning (Tuesday 23 June) has established the man died as a result of severe traumatic head injuries. 
 
Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the body of the deceased as Daniel Littlewood, aged 40 and from Norwich.
 
Andrew Forbes, aged 39 and of Crome Road in Norwich, has been charged with murder. He has been remanded into custody to appear before Norwich Magistrate’s Court tomorrow morning (Wednesday 24 June 2020). 
 

Family Tribute to Daniel Littlewood

The family of 40-year-old Daniel Littlewood, who was found murdered in Clapham Woods in Norwich on Monday 22 June, have issued the following tribute:

Daniel’s father, Owen Littlewood, said: “Daniel was a much-loved son and brother.  His death has come as a huge shock to our family, and follows the recent death of his mother in April from illness.  We would request our privacy be respected at this most difficult of times.” 

 

Family pay tribute to Daniel Littlewood

23-06-2020 | 16:18

 

A man remains in police custody this afternoon following a death in Norwich.

Officers discovered a man with serious head injuries in Clapham Woods, off Drayton Road, just before 5.15am on Monday 22 June. The ambulance service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Home Office Post Mortem examination, which took place this morning (Tuesday 23 June) has established the man died as a result of severe traumatic head injuries.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the body of the deceased as Daniel Littlewood, aged 40 and from Norwich.

A man, aged in his 30s and from the Norwich area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in custody at Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Gray from the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team said: “Our thoughts go out to Daniel’s family and friends at this time. Officers are continuing with their enquiries to establish the exact circumstances leading up to his death, however, we do know the suspect and Daniel are known to each other.

 “I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen two men walking in the area of Drayton Road and Aylsham Road, between 2.30am and 4am on Monday 22 June.

“It is understandable that the local community will be shocked by this incident and officers will be carrying out reassurance patrols over the coming days. Anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak to them or contact their local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.”

A cordon remains in place around Clapham Woods whilst officers carry out their enquiries. St Martins Road, between Aylsham Road and Drayton Road, and Drayton Road, between the junctions of St Martins Road and Lime Kiln Mews, are closed.  

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.

23-06-2020 | 13:20

Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a man in Norwich.

Officers discovered a man with serious head injuries in Clapham Woods, off Drayton Road, just before 5.15am on Monday 22 June. The ambulance service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A cordon has been placed around Clapham Woods whilst officers carry out their enquiries. St Martins Road, between Aylsham Road and Drayton Road, and Drayton Road, between the junctions of St Martins Road and Lime Kiln Mews, are closed.  

A man, aged in his 30s and from the Norwich area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to the Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Gray from the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team said: “Officers are continuing with their enquiries to establish the exact circumstances leading up to this man’s death, and whilst we are in the early stages of this investigation, we do know the suspect and the victim are known to each other.

 “I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area of Clapham Woods in the early hours of this morning.

“It is understandable that the local community will be shocked by this incident, especially as it has happened within a few days of the murder of a woman in Thorpe St Andrew. I would like to reassure the community that these incidents are not connected and in both cases the suspect and victims were known to each other. Officers will be carrying out reassurance patrols in both areas over the coming days and anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak to them or contact their local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.”

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.

22-06-2020 | 06:50

Police are investigating the death of a man in Norwich.


Officers discovered a man with serious head injuries in Clapham Woods, off Drayton Road, just before 5.15am. The ambulance service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.


A cordon has been placed around the area whilst officers make enquiries and Crome Road is currently closed.


A man, aged in his 30s and from the Norwich area, has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been taken to the Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.


Detective Inspector Lewis Craske from the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team said: “We are in the early stages of our enquiries but we believe this to be an isolated incident where the victim and suspect are known to each other.


“I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area of Clapham Woods in the early hours of this morning.”


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