Man accused of woman’s murder to appear in court
A man will appear in court this morning charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon after a woman died following a stabbing in King’s Lynn.
Gediminas Jasinskas, 29, of Tennyson Avenue, will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court today (Monday, September 24).
Officers were called to an address in Fenland Road, King’s Lynn at 10.15pm on Friday, September 21, following reports a woman had been stabbed.
She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment but died.
Detective Inspector Lewis Craske, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “We believe this to be an isolated incident; however we are still keen to speak to anyone with information regarding it to further assist our investigation.”
Mr Jasinskas was arrested in connection with the incident, which was on the Reffley Estate, and was taken to King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
A police cordon was put in place at Fenland Road and Tennyson Avenue while forensic investigations were carried out. The junction remained closed until Sunday, September 23.
Councillor Patrick Rochford of the Gaywood North Bank ward said: “It’s a quiet community, there hasn’t been that much trouble in the past.
“Our thoughts are with their families and friends. It’s something that we are wanting to find out more about as it comes more into the public.
“You don’t really expect to find out about this sort of crime in your area. It’s a nice place to live, we don’t really have that much crime.”
Councillor Mark Shorting of the same ward said: “The only problem we have in the area is speeding.
“It’s a really close, good community, not in each other’s pockets, but they always say hello.
“I think it’s going to be a shock to the whole community - it’s a shock to me.”
Norfolk Special Constabulary assisted King’s Lynn police. A post on Twitter by NSC said: “We will be providing additional policing resources to reassure the local community and protect the scene.”
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