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Inquest into river death couple

Inquests will be held into the deaths of a couple whose bodies were discovered on the Norfolk Broads after a 13-year-old girl was found alone on a boat.

Police found Annette Creegan, 49, from Mitcham, south west London, and John Didier, 41, originally from the US, dead last September.

Divers launched a search of the River Bure after the girl was found alone on board the family's rental boat moored in an isolated inlet between Wroxham Broad and Salhouse Broad.

Norfolk Police said the circumstances suggested it was a "domestic incident".

A post-mortem examination found Ms Creegan died from strangulation while Mr Didier died from drowning.

Ms Creegan worked as a community nurse for the Trinity Hospice charity in Clapham Common, south west London, while Mr Didier had worked for the NHS.

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Inquest opens into Broads death couple

Inquests have been opened today into the deaths of a couple found dead on the Norfolk Broads.

A major police investigation was launched after the bodies of Annette Creegan and her partner John Didier both from Surrey were recovered from Little Salhouse Broard where they had been holidaying.

Post mortems revealed that Ms Creegan was likely to have died from strangulation before she entered the water while Mr Didier drowned. Detectives are not looking for anyone else.

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Woman's River Death 'Suspicious.'

The death of a woman whose body was found in the river Bure in Norfolk alongside her partner is being treated as suspicious, police have said.

Post-mortem tests on the man and woman, both in their 40s and from the Surrey area, were carried out on Monday.

They found the woman died before entering the water, probably as the result of strangulation. The man died as the result of drowning.

Officers had launched a search after finding the woman's daughter, a 13-year-old girl, alone but unharmed on a cruiser on the Norfolk Broads on Saturday.

The man's death is not being treated as suspicious. Further forensic tests will be carried out on the woman's body.

Detective Superintendent Jes Fry, of the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said:

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."

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