Norfolk

IPCC inquiry after animal shelter death in Stratton Strawless

The death of a 59-year-old man, shot dead at an animal shelter in Norfolk, has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

John Loveday's body was found at Botanybay Farm, Shortthorn Road, at Stratton Strawless, on Sunday.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday afternoon found the cause of Mr Loveday's death was bullet wounds.

Norfolk Police referred the case to the IPCC as a result of previous police contact with the people in the case.

A 49-year-old woman, who is understood to have previously been in a relationship with Mr Loveday, was arrested after the body was found at the Fairfield Trust Animal Shelter.

She remains in police custody.

Det Ch Insp Jes Fry said officers were called to the address on Saturday but there had been no indication that there was a risk of an incident "of this magnitude".

An appeal has been issued for anyone who has worked at the shelter to come forward to help with inquiries.

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