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Police release photo of King’s Lynn murder victim as man appears in court

PUBLISHED: 15:03 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:53 25 September 2018

Cristina Magda-Calancea  Picture released by Norfolk Constabulary

Cristina Magda-Calancea Picture released by Norfolk Constabulary

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A man has appeared in court in connection with the murder of a woman in King’s Lynn.

Flowers outside the house in Fenland Road, King's Lynn, where a woman suffered fatal stab wounds  Picture: Chris BishopFlowers outside the house in Fenland Road, King's Lynn, where a woman suffered fatal stab wounds Picture: Chris Bishop

Officers were called to an address in Fenland Road at 10.15pm on Friday (21 September) following reports a woman aged in her 20s had been stabbed, suffering serious injuries.

Cristina Magda-Calancea was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King’s Lynn for treatment, but died.

Gediminas Jasinskas, 29, and of Tennyson Avenue, King’s Lynn, has been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court today (Monday, September 24).

Flowers outside the house in Fenland Road, King's Lynn, where a woman suffered fatal stab wounds  Picture: Chris BishopFlowers outside the house in Fenland Road, King's Lynn, where a woman suffered fatal stab wounds Picture: Chris Bishop

The defendant, who was wearing a red jumper, had dark hair and was unshaven, appeared alongside an interpreter in court and spoke only to confirm his name and details during the short hearing.

The court heard the victim was Cristina Magda-Calancea - who had been in a relationship with the accused and lived with him.

No pleas were entered and the case was sent to Norwich Crown Court on October 22.

The defendant was remanded into custody until the next hearing.

Police closed Fenland Road in King's Lynn during their investigation. Picture: Ian BurtPolice closed Fenland Road in King's Lynn during their investigation. Picture: Ian Burt

A police cordon had been put in place at Fenland Road and Tennyson Avenue whilst further enquiries are carried out.

A single bunch of flowers and a candle were left outside the property in Reffley, which remained cordoned off.

The cordon was taken away from a two-storey terrace house near the College of West Anglia in Tennyson Avenue.

Neighbours said they did not know the couple who lived at the address.

Det Insp Lewis Craske said: “I would be very keen to hear from anyone who may have any further information that could assist with these enquiries, whether it concerns events leading up to it or the incident itself.”

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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