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Murder Ipswich Avenue Sutton

The Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation team are investigating the murder of a man in Sutton on Sunday 8 October 2023

Details of Incident

A man has been charged with murder following the death of another man in Sutton Heath.


Police were called at just before 9pm on Sunday 8 October, to reports of a stabbing outside a property in Ipswich Avenue.


Officers arrived at the scene within 15 minutes, followed shortly afterwards by ambulance crews.  An air ambulance also attended, along with a volunteer critical care paramedic from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, but despite the best efforts of police and medical personnel, the victim - a 37 year old man - died at the scene.


A Home Office post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday, Monday 9 October, and concluded that the cause of death was stab wounds to the heart and left lung.


Formal identification procedures in respect of the deceased have yet to take place.


A 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene at just after 9.15pm on Sunday night and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.


Jay Cotterill, of Ipswich Avenue in Sutton Heath, has subsequently been charged with murder.


He has also been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, in connection with an assault on a woman, that is also reported to have occurred during the incident on Sunday night.


Cotterill has been remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Wednesday 11 October.


A section of Ipswich Avenue had been closed from the junction with Easton Road for police enquiries to take place, but this has now reopened.


Police would like to hear from any witnesses to the incident, including anyone driving along Ipswich Avenue on Sunday night either prior to, or just after 9pm, who has a dashcam fitted in their vehicle and may have footage that could be of assistance.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please call 101 and ask for Suffolk Police quoting 37/59065/23


Alternatively you can visit the Suffolk Constabulary website


Crimestoppers, the independent charity, can also be used with 100% anonymity - they can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at


In an emergency always call 999