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Murder of Linda Hood - Gorleston 11.06.2021

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Gorleston on Friday 11th June 2021.

Details of Incident

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Gorleston have released CCTV footage of her last known sighting.

Linda Hood, 68, was found dead inside her home in Cherwell Way on Friday 11th June after emergency services were called to a fire at the address around 9.10am.

A Home Office post mortem examination concluded Linda had died from compression to the neck and officers have been working to establish the circumstances surrounding her death.

This includes house-to-house enquiries, examination of the scene, forensic enquiries and viewing CCTV footage, which has led officers to establish her last known sighting.

The CCTV footage shows Linda getting off a bus along Brasenose Avenue at 1.18pm on Thursday 10 June 2021, the day before her body was found.

Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray said: “We hope this footage of Linda may jog someone’s memory and encourage those who may have seen her on either Thursday 10 June or Friday 11 June to come forward and speak to us.

“I would like to directly appeal to any taxi drivers who may have been working in or around the Magdalen Square or Cherwell Way area of Gorleston between 12pm on Thursday 10 June and 9am on Friday 11 June to come forward.

“Our team are continuing to work hard to establish the exact circumstances leading up to Linda’s tragic death and we are aware of the concerns amongst the local community. We will therefore continue to carry out reassurance patrols in the area and encourage members of the community to speak to us.”

Two men, both aged in their 50s have been arrested in connection with the murder. One was released on police bail and the other was released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to submit this through an online portal here: or contact Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray in the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Operation Osgood.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Contact Information

Contact Information

In an emergency you should always call 999.


You can call 101 and ask for Norfolk Police quoting Operation OSGOOD crime reference 36/40547/21 and a member of the Enquiry Team will call you back.

You can also anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at