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Operation Ductorm

Witness appeal - Murder - Madeley, Newcastle under Lyme

Details of Incident

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses as an investigation continues into the murder of a  female at a house on Newcaslte Road, Madeley. 

She has now been formally identified as 54-year-old Suzanne Henry from Madeley. Suzanne’s family have asked for privacy at this very sad and distressing time.

Police were first called to the address at 9.46pm on Monday 01.05.2023, following reports of a man acting supiciously.  A short time later, a woman in her 50's was found with serious facial injuries and rushed to hospital.  

Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff over the last few days, she died on Wednesday 3rd May.

The 20 year old man from Newcastle under Lyme who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been further arrested in custody on suspicion of murder and is being questioned about the incident by detectives.


Detective Inspector Adrian Webb from the Force Major Investigation Department, is grateful to those who have already come forward with information and to the local community who have engaged with our officers at the scene. In addition to this DI WEBB is appealing to members of the public with information that may help our investigation. This includes those with CCTV, dashcam or ring doorbell footage from the area.  Those who were in the following areas between 5pm and 10.15pm on Monday 01.05.2023, either on foot or driving are asked to get in touch:


  • A525, Newcastle Road
  • The junction of Moss Lane, near the fishing pool, through to the junction of Mill Lane
  • Bevan Place and Lindops Lane



Contact Information

Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police via the link below.  Alternatively, you can message us on Live chat on our website,, or call 101 quoting 767 of 1st May.  To report anonymously, call Crime Stoppers  on 0800 555 111.