Police continue murder inquiry following the death of a man in Norwich

Police presence remains outside Suffolk Square as murder investigation launched into death of a man

Police presence remains outside Suffolk Square as murder investigation launched into death of a man in 50s. Picture by @DominicGilbert. - Credit: Archant

Police are today continuing their murder inquiry following the death of a man in Norwich.

A large police operation was launched in Norwich following the death of man.Officers were called to

A large police operation was launched in Norwich following the death of man.Officers were called to an address at Suffolk Square in the city at just after 8.30pm on Sunday, December 20 and confirmed the man’s death in a statement released at about 11.15pm. - Credit: Archant

Officers were called to an address at Suffolk Square, near Unthank Road, at just after 8.30pm last night and confirmed the death of the man, who was in his 50s, in a statement released at about 11.15pm.

A 31-year-old man from the Norwich area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: 'Police have launched a murder enquiry following the death of a man at an address in Norwich yesterday evening (Sunday 20 December).

'Emergency Services were called to a property in Suffolk Square at around 8.30pm on Sunday, December 20, following reports a man in his 50s had suffered serious injuries.

'Despite attempts to save the injured man, he was declared dead at the scene.

'A seal has been put in place at the property and a 31-year-old man from the Norwich area has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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'He is currently in police custody and will be questioned by detectives.'

Late last night Suffolk Square was awash with police cars, and officers could be seen patrolling the area.

One corner of the square appeared to have been cordoned off by police tape with a police forensics van parked nearby.

People living in the Suffolk Square area took to Twitter to report seeing a large number of police officers and other emergency services at the scene.

One man said officers had told him to stay inside.

The East of England Ambulance Service confirmed via Twitter that they were sent to the scene along with the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The ambulance service sent an ambulance, rapid response vehicle, officer and critical care team.

Anyone with any information relating to the incident can contact Norfolk police's Major Investigation Team on 101.