A woman arrested in connection with the murder of a 63-year-old man in Norwich will face no further action, police have confirmed.

The woman, in her 30s, was arrested together with a man, also then in his 30s, on suspicion of the murder of Leslie Smith, whose body was discovered in his property at Suffolk Square on October 17, 2021.

But a spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary said: "Police can confirm that a woman in her 30s arrested in October 2021 on suspicion of murder will face no further action."

The death of Mr Smith was initially treated as unexplained by police and a Home Office post mortem was inconclusive.

But further tests revealed Mr Smith's cause of death was consistent with a wound on his neck and detectives from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team launched a murder enquiry.

Theodore Lynch, 41, has since been charged with the murder of Mr Smith and is due to stand trial at Norwich Crown Court next year.

Eastern Daily Press: Theodore LynchTheodore Lynch (Image: Norfolk Constabulary)Lynch, currently of HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough, appeared in court last week and pleaded not guilty to murder.

A trial, expected to last between two and three weeks, has been fixed for April 15 next year.