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Murder Sidegate Lane Ipswich

The Joint Suffolk and Norfolk Major Investigation Team have launched an investigation after the body of a 2 year old female was discovered at a property on Sidegate Lane Ipswich on 30 June 2023

Details of Incident

A man and a woman have been charged with murder following the death of a child in Ipswich.


Officers attended a property in Sidegate Lane at just after 11.45am on Friday 30 June and on entering the premises, they discovered the body of a two-year-old girl inside.


An initial Home Office post-mortem examination was conducted, Tuesday 4 July, and further tests are required.  Formal identification procedures have not yet taken place.


In the early hours of Saturday 1 July officers arrested two people in Bury St Edmunds in connection with the death.


The pair - who are known to the victim - were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and have subsequently both been charged with murder as follows;


Scott Jeff, aged 22, of no fixed address - formerly of Bedfordshire

Chelsea Gleason-Mitchell, aged 22, of no fixed address - formely of Bedfordshire


They have been remanded in custody.


A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct regarding previous police contact with the deceased elsewhere.



Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please call 101 and ask for Suffolk Police quoting Op Diffuser or CAD NC-30062023-194


Alternatively you can visit the Suffolk Constabulary website


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