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Woman due in court over man's murder

A woman's been charged with murder after a man was fatally stabbed at a house in Norfolk.

57-year-old Kumarathas Rajasingam was found at a house at Burdock Close in Wymondham. He had serious wounds to his head and chest and died in Hospital.

A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that the likely cause of his death was multiple organ failure arising from stab wounds.

Emergency services were called to a house in Burdock Close Credit: ITV Anglia

Jeyamalar Kumarathas will appear before magistrates in Norwich accused of his murder.

Detectives say they believe the attack is an isolated incident but they are keen to speak to anyone who has information that could assist their investigation.


Three arrests in Cambridgeshire murder investigation

Sam Mechelewski. Credit: .

Three men have been arrested in connection with murder of Sam Mechelewski in Huntingdon.

The 20-year-old's body was found in Hinchingbrooke Country Park by a member of the public in February. A post mortem revealed he died from a single stab wound.

Police have now re-arrested two men in their 20s who had previously been held on suspicion of murder.

Another man, in his late teens, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Anyone with information regarding Sam’s murder should call police on 101 quoting CC-01022018-0198.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Police release final images of murdered man

Sam Mechelewski pictured hours before he was murdered

Detectives investigating a murder in Huntingdon have released CCTV images of the victim hours before his death.

20 year old Sam Mechelewski, was captured on CCTV at a branch of Sainsbury’s in St Germain Walk, Huntingdon, shortly before 8pm on 31 January.

His body was found by a member of the public at about 1pm the following day (1 February) in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw Sam after the sighting of him in Sainsbury’s.

House-to-house enquires have taken place close to where Sam’s body was discovered and extensive searches have taken place in the park.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Gallop said:

A week after the discovery of Sam’s body we are again appealing to anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency.

If you recognise Sam from the CCTV image and saw him on the evening of 31 January please get in touch.

You may feel that information you have is insignificant, but it might help us piece together Sam’s movements in the final hours of his life. I would like to emphasise again that I believe this was a targeted attack, but one that sadly resulted in the death of a young man.”

– DCI Adam Gallop, Cambs Police
Murder victim Sam Mechelewski

Sam's family have also issued a statement paying tribute to him

The killing of our son at 20 years of age, when he had his whole life ahead of him is devastating. Please if you have any information no matter how insignificant you think it may be please contact the Police.

– Sam Mechelewski's family tribute


Man charged with murder in Clacton

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Vista Road Clacton

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Clacton have charged a man with her murder.

He is 71 year old John Chapman from Vista Road in the town. He's accused of killing 81 year old Jean Chapman who lived at the same address.

He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court later today,

Cambridgeshire man pleads guilty to murder

Matthew Sharpe who has admitted murder and attempted murder in Cambridgeshire

A 40 year old man from Cambridgeshire has admitted murdering another man in January.

Andrew Hasler from St Ives was stabbed to death and a woman from Huntingdon was seriously injured.

Murder victim Andrew Hasler

Officers were called to Mr Hasler's home on Houghton Road in St Ives in early January.

They found two people had been attacked with a knife. Mr Hasler died at the scene

Sharpe’s ex-girlfriend, 27 year old Charna Knights, from Huntingdon, suffered serious injuries.

The alarm had been raised by a neighbour after he heard a commotion going on inside.

He was confronted by Sharpe on top of Charna, as he repeatedly stabbed her.

The neighbour managed to pull Sharpe off Charna and kick the knife out of his hand before restraining him. However he managed to get away.

Sharpe was arrested shortly afterwards after he tried to escape from officers by jumping into the river.

Detective Inspector Lucy Thomson, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said:

Charna suffered multiple stab wounds and thankfully recovered however medics were unable to save Andrew.

I would like to pay tribute to the selfless bravery of Andrew’s next-door neighbour who put his own life at risk in order to help Charna, his actions that day ultimately saved her life.

– DI Lucy Thomson

Sharpe will be sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on April the 7th

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