Policeman arrested over wife murder

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Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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A officer serving with Northamptonshire Police has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife at their home.

Police were called to an address in Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, soon after 1pm yesterday and arrested a 49-year-old off-duty officer.

He is in custody and will be questioned by detectives.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out later by a Home Office pathologist in Leicester and the investigation will be led by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, headed by Detective Superintendant Kate Meynell.

It will be carried out by officers, including scenes of crime specialists, drafted in from across the region, but will not include anyone from Northamptonshire Police, the force said.

Ms Meynell said: “A full and proper investigation is taking place. Northamptonshire Police will not be making any further comment on this investigation at this stage.”

The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as a matter of course.

Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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