Man, 40s, arrested on suspicion of murder following ‘sudden death’ in St Ives

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Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are currently dealing with the sudden death of a man in Houghton Road, St Ives.

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Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are currently dealing with the sudden death of a man in Houghton Road, St Ives.

Police were called at about 12.40pm this afternoon (Sunday) with reports of violence.

According to a spokesman from Cambridgeshire police, on police arrival a woman was also found to be injured at the address and is currently receiving medical treatment. She is believed to be in a stable condition.

Unconfirmed reports suggest police were calling after someone was stabbed in the incident.


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The death is being treated as suspicious and a man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Police closed the A1096 Harrison Way at its junction with Hemingford Road and Low Road shortly after 1pm and teams from the East of England Ambulance Service and the Magpas air ambulance have also been in attendance.

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A cordon has been in place in the town and forensic teams have also moved in.

In a post on Facebook, police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire, Jason Ablewhite, said police had “full control” of the incident and added there was “no risk to the public”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the major crime unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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