Arminghall community in shock following death of Angela Crompton

The small community of Arminghall, south of Norwich, is in shock after police confirmed that a woman injured at a house in the village on Monday afternoon has died in hospital.

Angela Crompton, who was 34, from Arminghall Lane, died at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge yesterday.

A Home Office post mortem examination will now be carried out to ascertain the circumstances of her death.

Thomas Crompton, 39, of Arminghall Lane in Arminghall, was charged on Tuesday with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He appeared before Norwich magistrates yesterday where he was remanded in custody to appear before Norwich Crown Court on Tuesday, June 26.

A man, who did not wish to be named, who lives near the isolated, semi-detached house in Arminghall where the incident occurred, said yesterday that it was 'an absolute tragedy for everyone concerned'.

Another neighbour, who also did not wish to be named, said: 'I did not really know them, but it's a sad old job.'

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Following the attack on Monday, Mrs Crompton was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but transferred later that night to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Norwich magistrates were told yesterday by prosecutor Ben Brighouse that the injuries Mrs Crompton suffered were 'unsurvivable'.

As reported, police were called to the home in Arminghall Lane at about 4pm on Monday to reports that a woman had been injured. Police and scene of crime officers remained at the address yesterday.

Mrs Crompton is believed to be Crompton's second wife and to have children of her own.

Her husband makes bronze art works, runs his own company, Thomas Crompton Ltd, and has a foundry at the property, where several people are employed. He has previously worked with artist Grayson Perry on the Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, at the British Museum last year.

Would you like to pay tribute to Mrs Crompton in the Evening News? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email

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