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No further action taken against man arrested in connection with murder

A man arrested in connection with a murder in Gorleston will have no further action taken against him.

Linda Hood, 68, was found dead inside her home in Cherwell Way on Friday 11 June after emergency services were called to a fire at the address around 9.10am. 

A Home Office post mortem examination concluded Linda had died from compression to the neck and officers have been working to establish the circumstances surrounding her death.

A man aged in his 50s was arrested on 21 June in connection with the murder and was released under investigation pending further enquiries. Following an investigation by the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, he will now have no further action taken against him.

Paul Kelly-Bridle, aged 58, of Worcester Way, Gorleston appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court this morning (30 June) charged in connection with the murder of Linda Hood. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court tomorrow (Thursday 1 July).

Man charged in connection with murder - Gorleston

A 58-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of Linda Hood. 

Paul Kelly-Bridle, of Worcester Way, Gorleston, was today (Tuesday 29 June) charged with murder and arson with intent to endanger life following an investigation by the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team. 

The charge comes after 68-year-old Linda, from Gorleston, was found dead inside her property on Friday 11 June 2021.

Kelly-Bridle has been remanded in custody and will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court for his first hearing tomorrow, Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Man re-arrested in connection with murder of woman in Gorleston

A man has been re-arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Gorleston.

Linda Hood, 68, was found dead inside her home in Cherwell Way on Friday 11 June after emergency services were called to a fire at the address around 9.10am. 

A Home Office post mortem examination concluded Linda had died from compression to the neck and officers have been working to establish the circumstances surrounding her death. 

This includes house-to-house enquiries, examination of the scene, forensic enquiries and viewing CCTV footage.

A 58-year-old man who was originally arrested on 17 June has been re-arrested this morning (29 June) in connection with the murder. He was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where he remains for questioning.

Another man was arrested last week (21 June) in connection with the murder. He was released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to come forward. They are particularly keen to speak with any taxi drivers who may have been working in or around the Magdalen Square or Cherwell Way area of Gorleston between 12pm on Thursday 10 June and 9am on Friday 11 June.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to submit this through an online portal here:https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363720N69-PO1 or contact Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray in the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Operation Osgood.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man released under investigation following murder in Gorleston

A second man arrested in connection with a murder in Gorleston has been released under investigation.

Officers were called just before 9.10am on Friday 11 June 2021 to assist Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service following reports of a fire at an address in Cherwell Way.

A woman, aged in her 60s, was found inside the property pronounced dead at the scene.

Following enquiries and the results of a Home Office post mortem examination, detectives from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are treating her death as murder, with the cause of death established as compression to the neck.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Linda Hood, aged 68. Her next-of-kin have been informed.

Two men, both aged in their 50s and from the Gorlestonarea, have been arrested in connection with the murder. The first man arrested was released on police bail pending further enquiries.

This evening (22 June 2021) the second man was released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the incident to come forward. This includes anyone who witnessed the incident, or was in the Cherwell Way area at any time during Thursday 10 June and Friday 11 June.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to submit this through an online portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363720N69-PO1 or contact Detective Chief Inspector PhillGrayin the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Operation Osgood.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppersanonymously on 0800 555 111.

Second man arrested in connection with Gorleston murder

Detectives investigating the murder of a 68-year-old woman in Gorleston have made a second arrest. 

Officers were called just before 9.10am on Friday 11 June to assist Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service following reports of a fire at an address in Cherwell Way.

A woman, aged in her 60s, was found inside the property pronounced dead at the scene.

Following enquiries and the results of a Home Office post mortem examination, detectives from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are treating her death as murder, with the cause of death established as compression to the neck.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Linda Hood, aged 68. Her next-of-kin have been informed.

A man aged in his 50s was arrested this morning (21 June 2021) in connection with the murder. He was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where he remains for questioning.

A man also aged in his 50s was arrested last week (17 June 2021) in connection with the murder. He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray said: "We are continuing to progress with our enquiries in order to establish the exact circumstances leading up to Linda’s death.

"We do believe the man we are currently questioning is known to Linda.

"We understand the local community continue to feel concerned about recent events and officers will remain in the area over the coming days.

"We reiterate our appeal for information and encourage anyone who was in the Cherwell Way area of Gorleston on Thursday 10 June and Friday 11 June to come forward.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to submit this through the portal here : https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363720N69-PO1 or contact Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray in the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Operation Osgood. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Gorleston murder suspect bailed

A man who was arrested in connection with a murder in Gorleston last week has been bailed.

Officers were called just before 9.10am on Friday (11 June) to assist Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service following reports of a fire at an address in Cherwell Way.

Following enquiries and the results of a Home Office post mortem examination, detectives from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are treating her death as murder, with the cause of death established as compression to the neck.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Linda Hood, aged 68. Her next-of-kin have been informed.

Yesterday morning (Thursday 17 June) officers arrested a man aged in his 50s in connection with the murder. He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

This evening (Friday 18 June) he was released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detectives are renewing an appeal for anyone with information about the incident to come forward. This includes anyone who witnessed the incident, or was in the Cherwell Way area at any time during Thursday 10 June and Friday 11 June.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to submit this through the portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363720N69-PO1 or contact Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray in the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Operation Osgood.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested over Gorleston murder

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Gorleston last week.

Officers were called just before 9.10am on Friday (11 June) to assist Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service following reports of a fire at an address in Cherwell Way.

A woman, aged in her 60s, was found inside the property pronounced dead at the scene.

Following enquiries and the results of a Home Office post mortem examination, detectives from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are treating her death as murder, with the cause of death established as compression to the neck.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Linda Hood, aged 68. Her next-of-kin have been informed.

A man aged in his 50s was arrested this morning (17 June 2021) on suspicion of murder and arson with intent to endanger life. He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre where he remains for questioning.

Whilst enquiries are ongoing, detectives do believe the victim and the man arrested are known to each other. 

Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray said: "Whilst this arrest is a significant development in our investigation, we continue to work through a number of lines of enquiry including forensics, witness statements and CCTV.

“We are still appealing for anyone who has any information to come forward. Please help us to build a picture of the circumstances leading up and after the murder. Please tell us about anything you might have seen or heard so we can understand what happened.”

In order to assist officers with their enquiries, a public portal has been set-up encouraging witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The portal enables information to be submitted directly to the Major Investigation Team. You can access the portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363720N69-PO1

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to submit information through the portal or contact Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray in the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Operation Osgood. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police continue to investigate murder of woman in Gorleston

Police are continuing to investigate the murder of a woman in Gorlestonon Friday (11 June 2021).

Officers were called just before 9.10am on Friday (11 June) to assist Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service following reports of a fire at an address in Cherwell Way.

A woman, aged in her 60s, was found inside the property pronounced dead at the scene.

Following enquiries and the results of a Home Office post mortem examination, detectives from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are treating her death as murder, with the cause of death established as compression to the neck.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Linda Hood, aged 68. Her next-of-kin have been informed.

In order to assist officers with their enquiries, a public portal has been set-up encouraging witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The portal enables information to be submitted directly to the Major Investigation Team. You can access the portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363720N69-PO1

Detective Chief Inspector PhillGraysaid: "The investigation is in its very early stages and detectives continue to establish the exact circumstances leading up to this tragic incident.

"Today officers will be conducting house to house enquiries in the local area and we are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the Cherwell Road area at any point during Thursday 10 June and Friday 11 June. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have either dashcamor CCTVfootage of the area.

"We know Linda was well known within the community and we are continuing to support her family and friends.

"We know this incident will have caused a lot of concern in the local community, however we have a team of dedicated detectives working on this case and officers will remain in the area over the coming days. We encourage members of the public to speak with them, about any concerns they may have.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to submit information through the portal or contact Detective Chief Inspector PhillGrayin the Major Investigation Team on 101quoting Operation Osgood. Alternatively contact Crimestoppersanonymously on 0800 555 111.

Murder investigation launched following death of woman - Gorleston

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Gorleston on Friday (11 June 2021).

Officers were called just before 9.10am on Friday (11 June) to assist Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service following reports of a fire at an address in Cherwell Way.

A woman, aged in her 60s, was found inside the property but sadly, she was declared deceased at the scene.

Enquiries undertaken to establish the exact circumstances leading up to her death have been ongoing and have led detectives in the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team to treat her death as murder. A Home Office Post Mortem examination carried out yesterday (Saturday 12 June 2021) concluded she died from compression to her neck. Next of kin have been informed.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Linda Hood, aged 68.

Detective Inspector Lewis Craske said: "This is a tragic incident and my thoughts remain with her friends and family at this awful time.

"We continue to work alongside specialist investigators to establish the exact circumstances leading up to the fire and we are keen to speak with anyone who may be able to assist us with our enquiries.

"We would like to speak with anyone who was in the vicinity of Cherwell Way on Thursday 10 June and Friday 11 June prior to the fire, or who may know something that could help our investigation. We want to understand who Linda was and would like to hear from all those who knew her. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have either dashcam or CCTV footage of the surrounding area.

"We know this will cause concern among local residents, however please be reassured that the local community will see an increased police presence in the area over the following days.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting incident number 100 of 11 June 2021 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.