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Police: Ian Stewart a 'particularly wicked individual'

The man who led the investigation into the murder of children's author Helen Bailey's has described her killer Ian Stewart as a "particularly wicked individual."

56-year-old Stewart was found guilty of drugging and killing Ms Bailey in a murder plot driven by money.

Speaking outside St Albans Crown Court, Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent said he was glad to see Stewart behind bars.

"He must be a particularly wicked individual," Mr Kent said.

"He purported to love her, and yet not only can he kill her, but then he can dispose her body into a cesspit and eventually tell lies in open court.

"It's the mark of a very wicked by quite calculated individual."

Three men arrested following Ipswich stabbing

Three people have been arrested. Credit: PA

Three men from the Ipswich area have been arrested following a stabbing in the town.

A 46-year-old man was stabbed in the torso following a fight between three men close to the roundabout on the A137 between Hawes Street and Virginia Street on Tuesday 21 February.

His injuries aren't life-threatening though and he remains in hospital under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.

Another 46-year-old man suffered a cut to the face and was also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, while a third man aged 31, was arrested on suspicion of affray.


Police to reinvestigate death of Ian Stewart's wife

Det Ch Insp Jerome Kent speaks to the press outside St Albans Crown Court. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have confirmed they will reinvestigate the death of Ian Stewart's first wife Diane Stewart following his conviction for the murder of his fiancé Helen Bailey.

Mrs Stewart died in 2010, with an inquest finding that she had an epileptic fit in the garden.

Det Ch Insp Jerome Kent was quick to point out at St Albans Crown Court that there is currently 'no suggestion Diane Stewart died of anything other than natural causes', but admitted that the Helen Bailey murder trial potentially opens up new suspicion.


Storm Doris warning extended across the Anglia region

The Met Office has extended its amber weather warning for strong winds across most of the Anglia region as Storm Doris sweeps in on Thursday.

An amber warning, which means "be prepared", is rarely issued in the Anglia region.

Areas covered by yellow and amber weather warnings for strong winds on Thursday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says: "Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris. Trees are also likely to be damaged or blown over."

Most of the Anglia region is under amber alert although the risk is lower in southern parts where there is a yellow "be aware" warning in place.

The weather warning is in force from 6am until 8pm on Thursday 23 February 2017.

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