Man quizzed over Long Stratton body find released

Police have released a man they were quizzing in connection with an unexplained death in Long Stratton.

Police have released a man in his 40s who they were talking to in connection with an unexplained death in Long Stratton.

The body of a woman in her 40s was found in the bungalow of a home in Francis Road just before midday on Friday.

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team are still investigating what happened but the death is being treated as 'unexplained'. Formal identification of the body is still to take place, but a post mortem examination took place at 2pm on Saturday afternoon.

That revealed that the woman died of natural causes and the death is not being treated as suspicious, so the man they had arrested has been released without charge.

A row of bungalows, village green and alleyway were cordoned off on Friday while forensic and scenes-of-crime officers began their investigation.

The Norfolk police helicopter was also mobilised.

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A semi-detached house in Chequers Road, Long Stratton, was also cordoned off as part of the officers' investigations into the sudden death.

Neighbours spoke of their shock at the death of the woman, who was named locally as Kate. The disabled woman, who lived alone, had been living in the village for about two years.

One of her friends, who declined to be named said: 'We are just stunned at the moment. We were going to take her shopping today. It is a crazy world. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.'

Pupils at the nearby Long Stratton High School and Manor Field First School were kept inside during the police response and children were not allowed to leave until their parents came to pick them up at home time.

Anyone with information can contact the Norfolk and Suffolk MIT on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.