De­tec­tives probe tragedy of mother, 28, & ‘ever smil­ing’ son, 4

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY DAN WAR­BUR­TON

DE­TEC­TIVES were last night in­ves­ti­gat­ing the deaths of a mum and her four-year-old son.

The woman, aged 28, and her boy were found at home in New­mar­ket, Suf­folk, by a mem­ber of the pub­lic at 6pm on Fri­day.

Shocked neigh­bours said the lad was “al­ways smil­ing”.

His mother, thought to be a mu­sic teacher, had moved to the town – Bri­tain’s horse rac­ing cap­i­tal – from In­dia.

Yes­ter­day po­lice said the deaths were un­ex­plained but they be­lieved no one else was in­volved.

The two-bed­room semi was cor­doned off and a black Volk­swa­gen Golf hatch­back parked on the pave­ment in front of the home was also be­hind po­lice tape.

Of­fi­cers put up a tent in the garden of the prop­erty near the town cen­tre as they searched for clues.

Neigh­bour Rachel Labuschagn­e, 24, said: “I saw the lit­tle boy. He was so happy and he played cricket in the park and played on his scooter.

“They’ve lived here a cou­ple of years but they never spoke. It’s so, so sad.”

An­other neigh­bour said: “I came home last night about 8pm and there were po­lice ev­ery­where. They were here all night, I think, and foren­sics were go­ing in and out.”

The neigh­bour added: “The boy seemed happy enough though. He was al­ways smil­ing ev­ery time I saw him.”

One wit­ness said he had seen a woman come out of a prop­erty “in tears”, adding: “I could hear her say­ing she was ‘so afraid’.” Suf­folk Po­lice ap­pealed for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

A spokesman said: “Post­mortems are not due to take place un­til early next week, so un­til that time the deaths will re­main un­ex­plained.

“How­ever, based on the ini­tial find­ings, de­tec­tives do not cur­rently be­lieve that there is any third-party in­volve­ment.”

The spokesman added: “A mem­ber of the pub­lic re­ported to po­lice he had found a woman and a young male child both de­ceased in­side the premises.

“A po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cir­cum­stances of the deaths is cur­rently un­der way. Next of kin are aware.

“Po­lice would like to hear from any­one who was in the Park Av­enue area dur­ing the day and who may have seen or heard any­thing that could as­sist the in­quiry.”

IN­QUIRIES New­mar­ket race­horses pass house yes­ter­day

IN­VES­TI­GA­TION Po­lice at house in New­mar­ket yes­ter­day where mother and son found

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