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IPSWICH — A 34-year-old British man faces one count of murder after his arrest in Thailand in connection with the 2005 death of Deborah J. Townsend, authorities said.

The man was apprehended June 28 by Royal Thai Police, according a Suffolk Constabulary news release. Under British law, the Suffolk Constabulary cannot release his name because he has not been charged.

The Thailand authorities issued a news release identifying the man as Christopher A. Caunter.

Suffolk authorities initiated a murder probe last year following the discovery of human blood and hair on the A146 road at Beccles. Townsend’s body was found in the back of a Landrover Discovery on the grounds of Newland Hall, near Chelmsford, on July 16, 2005.

Three other men have been charged in connection with the crime, according to the release.

Youths, driver arrested after incidentSHIPTON-ON-CHERWELL — Three 17-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and a fourth youth was sent to the hospital June 23 in Shipton-on-Cherwell, near RAF Croughton, after an incident that ended with one of the boys being hit by a car, a Thames Valley Police spokesman said in a news release.

The four youths were suspected of causing damage to a 34-year-old man’s car, who is suspected of then hitting one of the boys with the car in the incident.

The 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the spokesman.

The three youths who were charged have been released on bail. Police said they cannot arrest the youth while he is in the nearby hospital, where he was in stable condition Friday.

Two men charged after huge heroin bustCAMBRIDGE — Two East Anglian men have been charged with possession of heroin with intent to supply by Cambridgeshire authorities following a bust in which cops seized a stash of heroin worth roughly £50,000 ($87,500).

Gary Radley, 35, and David Randles, 44, were apprehended June 28, after police stopped their car as the two were traveling east on the A14 highway, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

The drug seizure is believed to be the largest ever made in the Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s southern division.


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