Man dies in woods near Norwich after being found with serious head injuries
- Credit: Archant
A man in his 30s has been arrested following the death of a man in a wooded area on the outskirts of Norwich.
On Monday morning, at around 5.15am, police discovered a man with serious head injuries in Clapham Woods, off Drayton Road in Norwich.
Paramedics attended the scene but the man died as a result of his injuries at the scene.
A police cordon has been put in place around the area while officers continue their investigations. Part of Drayton Road and St Martins Road have been closed.
A man in his 30s, from the Norwich area, has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been taken to Great Yarmouth police station for questioning.
By 7.30am on Monday morning, roughly six police officers could be seen outside the wood, with a handful of vehicles blocking off the closed roads.
There was also a police presence on Crome Road, near Mousehold, with police tape up and an officer stationed outside a property as part of the investigation.
- 1 Sweet Briar Road to reopen TODAY
- 2 Norwich pub selling out on Sundays with new head chef's roast dinners
- 3 Norwich pub to host street party with Caribbean BBQ, DJs and stalls
- 4 Chaos at major airports sees demand for Norwich flights increase 400pc
- 5 New Tesco store opens in city centre
- 6 EXCLUSIVE: US tycoons in Norwich City investment talks
- 7 Rumours Sweet Briar Road will close again QUASHED by council
- 8 Revealed: Your favourite fish and chip shop in Norfolk
- 9 M&S to close 32 stores as part of move away from town centres
- 10 Wakey wakey! Church bells pose dilemma to swanky flats plan
Detective inspector Lewis Craske, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team, said: “We are in the early stages of our enquiries but we believe this to be an isolated incident where the victim and suspect are known to each other.
“I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area of Clapham Woods in the early hours of this morning.”
As of around 1.30pm, the roads remained cordoned off, with a police presence still visible in the area.
The cordon placed around the woods has seen St Martins Road closed between Aylsham Road and Drayton Road, along with Drayton Road between the junctions of St Martins Road and Lime Kilm Mews.
A 28-year-old man who lives in the area, and did not want to be named, said: “I was woken by the sound of sirens and could not get back to sleep so went out for a run and saw the police tape in the distance.
“There were quite a few police cars there and the road was cordoned off so I took a different route.”
Anyone with information should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101.