Man charged with murder of woman

Braintree and Witham Times: Police investigating the death of a woman in Suffolk have charged a man with murder Police investigating the death of a woman in Suffolk have charged a man with murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman found dead by police and is expected to appear in court tomorrow.

A member of the public living in Lark Rise in Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, called police at around 8.55pm on Friday night reporting concerns for a person living nearby whose family could not get a response from the house.

Officers went to the house and found 39-year-old Jane Bartholomew dead inside the property, Suffolk Police said.

A post-mortem found that Ms Bartholomew died as a result of significant head injuries.

Last night police charged 42-year-old Scott Ellis from Tunstall Green, Tunstall, near Woodbridge, with murder.

Ellis will remain in custody at the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre and is due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

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