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Joe Pooley death: Three charged with murder over Ipswich drowning

Joe Pooley Image copyright Suffolk Police
Image caption Joe Pooley had learning difficulties, Suffolk Police said

A second man and two women have been charged with murder after a 22-year-old was found drowned in a river.

The body of Joe Pooley, from Ipswich, was found in the River Gipping in the town on 13 August 2018.

Sean Palmer, 29, of South Market Road in Great Yarmouth, is due to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court.

Lisa-Marie Smith, 25, of Hawick, Roxburghshire, and Becki West-Davidson, 29, of Foxhall Road, Ipswich, are due to appear at Ipswich magistrates.

All three had been released under investigation and were charged on Thursday.

It brings the total number of people charged with murder to four.

Sebastian Smith, 34, of no fixed address, was charged on Wednesday and is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday.

Image caption Mr Pooley's body was found in the water next to the Suffolk Retail Park in London Road

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