Man arrested in connection with murder in Toftwood

Boyd Avenue in Toftwood, where the body of a man in his 60s was discovered. Picture: Archant

Boyd Avenue in Toftwood, where the body of a man in his 60s was discovered. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Detectives are today investigating after a man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a man in his 60s in Toftwood.

Boyd Avenue in Toftwood, where the body of a man in his 60s was discovered. Picture: Archant

Boyd Avenue in Toftwood, where the body of a man in his 60s was discovered. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Officers were called at 3.21pm on Sunday following concerns from a member of the public about a man living in Boyd Avenue.

On arrival officers gained entry to the property where they found a man, aged in his 60s, had died.

T/Detective Chief Inspector Andy Guy said: 'A major enquiry into the circumstances is underway. We are doing all that we can to ensure a thorough investigation uncovers the events that led to this man's death.

'We have arrested a man in his 40s from the Dereham area in connection with this incident and he is currently in police custody awaiting questioning. Forensically trained officers continue to examine the scene and a police presence remains in place.'


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The bungalow where the man was found dead remains sealed off by police tape today and officers are still at the scene.

It is tucked away in the far corner of the Boyd Avenue estate, which is off School Lane.

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The area remained quiet this morning and the few people out walking dogs or heading to work were shocked by the news.

One resident said: 'I've just read about it in the paper and it so awful.'

Another added: 'I can't believe it. It's so tragic.'

The Boyd Avenue estate was built in the 1960s and is a mix of bungalows and houses.

The incident is not being linked with the death of a man, named locally as Stuart Yates, in Dereham on Friday.

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

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