Deaths on the Norfolk Broads

Two bodies have been found by police searching a river after a 13-year-old girl was found alone on a boat in the Norfolk Broads.

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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.


Police name Broads victim

Norfolk Police have named a woman thought to have been strangled on a holiday boat on the Norfolk Broads. She was Annette Creegan, aged 49, from Mitcham in Surrey. Her partner, who drowned, has not been formally identified. Police say it was a domestic incident and are not seeking anyone else.


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."

Police say couple in Broads' tragedy were from Surrey

Norfolk police say the couple found dead in the river between Salhouse Broad and Wroxham Broad are believed to be from Surrey.

Home Office post mortems have begun at the James Paget Hospital.

A 13 year old girl found alone on board the family's hire boat is being supported by family members.

Our main consideration is the welfare of the 13-year-girl and whilst I cannot speculate on the circumstances surrounding the deaths before I have received the results of the post mortems, initial investigations confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident."

– Det Supt Jes Fry, Norfolk and Suffolk major investigation team

Officers cordoned off a stretch of the River Bure after a 13-year-old girl was found alone on a rented boat on Saturday. They found the bodies of the couple in the river on Sunday.

The woman's believed to be the girl's mother, the man's been described as her partner.

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