Man arrested on suspicion of murder after body found in woodland near missing Weybread couple’s home

Sylvia and Peter Stuart, of Weybread, have not been seen since Saturday. ANL-160306-155421001

Sylvia and Peter Stuart, of Weybread, have not been seen since Saturday. ANL-160306-155421001

Police investigating the murder of a man and the disappearance of a woman from Weybread have made an arrest.

A 61-year-old man from Leicester was arrested by officers around 8.30am this morning, Sunday 5 June.

Police continue to search in Weybread

Police continue to search in Weybread

He has been detained on suspicion of the murder of Peter Stuart and will now be brought back to Suffolk, from Leicester, where he will be interviewed by detectives.

The arrest comes as officers continue to investigate what happened to Peter and his wife Sylvia Stuart, who is still missing.

Searches and enquiries are ongoing to locate her. Search teams will continue their work in the vicinity of the couple’s home at Mill Lane today, Sunday 5, and police are continuing to ask anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward. Officers are also continuing their enquiries to determined exactly what occurred.

A post mortem examination of the body found on Friday evening, 3 June, believed to be that of Mr Stuart, will take place later today.

Sylvia Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155442001

Sylvia Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155442001

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes said; “While we have made an arrest, our investigation continues. We are absolutely committed to finding Sylvia and this remains a priority for us. We would ask anyone who may have information that may help to come forward.”

Officers will again be in the Weybread area throughout the day to carry out searches and to speak to any member of the public who would like to pass on information or who would just like to talk to police.

Detectives are asking anyone who may be able to assist the investigation to call Suffolk Police on either 01473 782000 or 101, quoting CAD number 49 of Friday 3 June.

Peter Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155431001

Peter Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155431001