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Woman, 52, is arrested on suspicion of murder after woman was found dead in historic country pub

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Officers were called at 3.30am today to reports of an incident at the 15th century Magpie pub in Little Stonham near Ipswich, Suffolk

Officers were called at 3.30am today to reports of an incident at the 15th century Magpie pub in Little Stonham near Ipswich, Suffolk

Officers were called at 3.30am today to reports of an incident at the 15th century Magpie pub in Little Stonham near Ipswich, Suffolk

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 40s was found dead at a Grade Two listed pub. 

Officers were called at 3.30am today to reports of an incident at the 15th century Magpie pub in Little Stonham near Ipswich, Suffolk.

Suffolk Police later confirmed that a 52-year-old woman had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Forensics carried out an investigation in the pub but detectives have not yet disclosed when a post-mortem is being held to establish how the woman died. 

Retired gardener Kenneth Kinsey, 69, who lives opposite the pub, said parties at the pub often go on past 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.  

He said: ‘It is a little annoying as there can be some noise when people go home, but we live on a busy road so we have a lot of noise from traffic anyway.’ 

Forensics carried out an investigation in the pub but detectives have not yet disclosed when a post-mortem is being held to establish how the woman died

Forensics carried out an investigation in the pub but detectives have not yet disclosed when a post-mortem is being held to establish how the woman died

Forensics carried out an investigation in the pub but detectives have not yet disclosed when a post-mortem is being held to establish how the woman died

Mr Kinsey spotted six police cars and an ambulance when he got up at 5.30am and said forensics arrived at 8am.  

The Magpie pub is one of only a handful of pubs in the UK to have a sign which spans the road beside the pub.

Traffic on the busy A140 road goes underneath the sign which is suspended on a wooden frame constructed over the road.

It is believed that a real magpie in a cage was hung over the road many years ago – but now there is just a metal sign of a magpie.

Police outside the historic Magpie pub at Little Stonham, Suffolk, where a woman aged in her 40s died early today

Police outside the historic Magpie pub at Little Stonham, Suffolk, where a woman aged in her 40s died early today

Police outside the historic Magpie pub at Little Stonham, Suffolk, where a woman aged in her 40s died early today

The Magpie pub is one of only a handful of pubs in the UK to have a sign which spans the road beside the pub (pictured)

The Magpie pub is one of only a handful of pubs in the UK to have a sign which spans the road beside the pub (pictured)

The Magpie pub is one of only a handful of pubs in the UK to have a sign which spans the road beside the pub (pictured)

A Suffolk Police statement said: ‘A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman in Little Stonham in the early hours of this morning.

‘Police were called at around 3.30am to a property in Norwich Road. Police and paramedics were in attendance. Sadly, a woman in her forties died at the scene.

‘A 52-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

‘There is a police scene at the location in Little Stonham.’

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team quoting reference number CAD 51 of 10 November.

Witnesses should call 101 or go online to provide further information.  

Alternatively calls can be made 100 per cent anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via their online form

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Ford unveils new ELECTRIC Mustang with an SUV body as it competes with Tesla and European automakers

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American automaker Ford has unveiled its first-ever electric version of the classic Mustang pony car – but this version has the body of an SUV.

The 2020 Mustang Mach E was revealed on Sunday during a live streaming event from Los Angeles by Ford in its first-ever expansion of the Mustang lineup since the classic sports car debuted 55 years years. 

The number 2 American automaker after General Motors plans to have the Mach E in showrooms next year, and will still offer its current gasoline-powered line up of the Mustang coupe, convertible and special editions, the automaker says.

American automaker Ford has unveiled its first-ever electric version of the classic Mustang pony car (pictured) , except this version has the body of an SUV to appeal to today's American tastes

American automaker Ford has unveiled its first-ever electric version of the classic Mustang pony car (pictured) , except this version has the body of an SUV to appeal to today's American tastes

American automaker Ford has unveiled its first-ever electric version of the classic Mustang pony car (pictured) , except this version has the body of an SUV to appeal to today’s American tastes

Systems (center) on board the Mach E will guide motorists to public charging stations, recommend where to charge on trips and includes access to more than 12,500 charging stations within the 'FordPass' charging network

Systems (center) on board the Mach E will guide motorists to public charging stations, recommend where to charge on trips and includes access to more than 12,500 charging stations within the 'FordPass' charging network

Systems (center) on board the Mach E will guide motorists to public charging stations, recommend where to charge on trips and includes access to more than 12,500 charging stations within the ‘FordPass’ charging network

Fully-charged Mach E's will have a range of about 300 miles with an available extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. An all-wheel drive version is also available

Fully-charged Mach E's will have a range of about 300 miles with an available extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. An all-wheel drive version is also available

Fully-charged Mach E’s will have a range of about 300 miles with an available extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. An all-wheel drive version is also available 

The Mach E, like it’s gasoline-powered cousin, can still perform, going from 0 to 60 miles-per-hour in ‘the mid 3-second range,’ and an estimated 459 horsepower, according to specs provided by Ford. 

Fully-charged Mach E’s will have a range of about 300 miles with an available extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. An all-wheel drive version is also available. 

Prices start around $45,000. Buyers also may be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit. By comparison, the Tesla Model 3 sedan goes for about $39,000, before applying tax credits.

Systems on board the Mach E will guide motorists to public charging stations, recommend where to charge on trips and includes access to more than 12,500 charging stations within the ‘FordPass’ charging network.

‘The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption’, said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer in a released statement.

‘People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle – and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style’.

While electric cars have been introduced by several manufacturers, the vehicles haven’t really caught on with American consumers. 

The electric vehicle, or EV, segment grew to 1.8 per cent of the all cars sold in March, up from 1.6 per cent a year before, reports the Edison Electric Institute.

However, when it comes to dominating the segment, Tesla’s share of the US market rose to 2 per cent in 2018, with 140,000 of its Model 3 EVs delivered, making up more than half all electric vehicles sold that year, reports the website Statista. 

Meanwhile, European automakers, including  Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Jaguar, have rolled out electric versions of their SUVs, a segment American consumers have sought more in recent years than smaller-sized sedans, which no longer represent 50 per cent of the market. 

Consultancy LMC Automotive predicts that by 2023 there will be 90 mainstream SUV and crossover models on the U.S. market, as well as 90 luxury models, reports Reuters.

The original Mustang (pictured), introduced at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, was an instant hit, offering unprecedented styling and performance that Americans could afford

The original Mustang (pictured), introduced at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, was an instant hit, offering unprecedented styling and performance that Americans could afford

The original Mustang (pictured), introduced at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, was an instant hit, offering unprecedented styling and performance that Americans could afford

Prices for the Mach E (pictured) start around $45,000. Buyers also may be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit

Prices for the Mach E (pictured) start around $45,000. Buyers also may be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit

Prices for the Mach E (pictured) start around $45,000. Buyers also may be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit

While electric cars have been introduced by several manufacturers, the vehicles haven't really caught on with American consumers. Ford is betting the larger, SUV-version of the Mustang (pictured) will have better results

While electric cars have been introduced by several manufacturers, the vehicles haven't really caught on with American consumers. Ford is betting the larger, SUV-version of the Mustang (pictured) will have better results

While electric cars have been introduced by several manufacturers, the vehicles haven’t really caught on with American consumers. Ford is betting the larger, SUV-version of the Mustang (pictured) will have better results

Those numbers compare with 2017 levels of 65 mainstream SUV and crossover models and 53 luxury models. 

Ford is taking the chance that a large, electric version of its classic Mustang will fit in with those models. 

The original, introduced at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, was an instant hit, offering unprecedented styling and performance that Americans could afford. 

The concept was dubbed the ‘pony car’ and included the Camaro from Chevrolet and Challenger from Dodge, among others.  

Both continue in production today, competing with the Mustang, which soon will be Ford’s only car on the market. 

Ford’s Fusion, Fiesta and other car models will soon be out in favor of crossovers, SUVs and pickups. GM and Number 3 automaker Fiat Chrysler are on a similar trend, or expected to be.

Ford is taking the chance that a large, electric version of its classic Mustang will fit in with EV models made by Tesla and rivals Mercedes Benz, Jaguar and Audi

Ford is taking the chance that a large, electric version of its classic Mustang will fit in with EV models made by Tesla and rivals Mercedes Benz, Jaguar and Audi

Ford is taking the chance that a large, electric version of its classic Mustang will fit in with EV models made by Tesla and rivals Mercedes Benz, Jaguar and Audi

 

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Murder charge for Bangladesh party members

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Twenty-five members of Bangladesh’s ruling political party have been indicted for beating a university student to death over a social media post that sparked nationwide protest last month.

A magistrate court issued the indictment order on Monday after investigators pressed murder charges against the accused, prosecution lawyer Hemayet Uddin Khan told reporters in Dhaka.

Abrar Fahad, an electrical engineering student, was allegedly beaten to death by the members of the Awami League party on the campus of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on October 6.

His body was found at a staircase hours after he was called in by a group of activists from the Awami League’s student wing for questioning over the social media post.

He had posted criticism on Facebook of a water-sharing agreement which Bangladesh signed with neighbouring India. The deal was backed by the Awami League.

Police arrested 21 suspects, who are students at the same university, and presented them to the court when the indictment order was passed on Monday.

The court also issued warrants for four others, who have been on the run, before the murder trial is set to begin on December 3, Khan said.

Thousands of BUET students took to the streets after the brutal murder demanding that the authorities bring all the perpetrators to book.

Students in other universities, professionals and political activists in different parts of the country joined the week-long protest calling for swift justice.

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Rodney Reed’s mother insists ‘the truth will set him free’ after death row inmate’s execution stayed

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The mother of death row inmate Rodney Reed says she’s a ‘happy mom’ after her son’s execution was suspended indefinitely so the courts can examine new evidence in the murder of a 19-year-old Texas woman more than two decades ago.

‘I’m so happy. I’m one happy, happy mother’, says Sandra Reed after an appellate court handed down its decision on the indefinite suspension Friday. 

The death row inmate gained support for the delay from Kim Kardashian and Dr. Phil, who insists the 51-year-old Reed is innocent. 

And his mother insisted ‘the truth will and shall set him free’, reports KEYE

Sandra Reed, the mother of death-row inmate Rodney Reed, says she's a 'happy mom' after her son's execution was suspended indefinitely so the courts can examine new evidence in the murder of a 19-year-old Texas woman more than two decades ago

Sandra Reed, the mother of death-row inmate Rodney Reed, says she's a 'happy mom' after her son's execution was suspended indefinitely so the courts can examine new evidence in the murder of a 19-year-old Texas woman more than two decades ago

Sandra Reed, the mother of death-row inmate Rodney Reed, says she’s a ‘happy mom’ after her son’s execution was suspended indefinitely so the courts can examine new evidence in the murder of a 19-year-old Texas woman more than two decades ago

Sandra Reed's celebrity-loved son gained support for the delay from Kim Kardashian and Dr. Phil, who insists the 51-year-old Reed is innocent

Sandra Reed's celebrity-loved son gained support for the delay from Kim Kardashian and Dr. Phil, who insists the 51-year-old Reed is innocent

Sandra Reed’s celebrity-loved son gained support for the delay from Kim Kardashian and Dr. Phil, who insists the 51-year-old Reed is innocent

In light of new evidence to be presented in the lower courts, the mother of Rodney Reed (pictured) says 'the truth will and shall set him free'

In light of new evidence to be presented in the lower courts, the mother of Rodney Reed (pictured) says 'the truth will and shall set him free'

In light of new evidence to be presented in the lower courts, the mother of Rodney Reed (pictured) says ‘the truth will and shall set him free’

The appellate panel stepped in after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously recommended a 120-day stay of the November 20 execution. 

The new evidence to be considered in a retrial includes testimony from eyewitnesses who have implicated another man in the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites.

Reed and others say the real killer is the victim’s former police officer fiance Jimmy Lewis, clashing with prosecutors who convicted Reed two years after the murder on DNA evidence. 

Reed, who has been accused of multiple other sexual assaults, but was never convicted, has argued that his DNA was found on Stites because they were having an intimate relationship before she was killed.

The inmate, who is black, claims he was wrongfully convicted in the murder of Stites, who was white, and insists Fennell, who served a 10-year sentence for raping a woman while on duty, is responsible.

‘I’m innocent of this case, absolutely innocent,’ he said in a jailhouse interview with NBC, saying he’s living ‘one day at a time’ and ‘as well as to be expected,’ with time running out on his impending execution. 

The new evidence to be considered in a retrial, includes testimony from eyewitnesses who have implicated another man in the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites (pictured)

The new evidence to be considered in a retrial, includes testimony from eyewitnesses who have implicated another man in the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites (pictured)

The new evidence to be considered in a retrial, includes testimony from eyewitnesses who have implicated another man in the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites (pictured)

Reed and others say the real killer is the victim's former police officer fiance Jimmy Lewis (pictured), clashing with prosecutors who convicted Reed two years after the murder on DNA evidence

Reed and others say the real killer is the victim's former police officer fiance Jimmy Lewis (pictured), clashing with prosecutors who convicted Reed two years after the murder on DNA evidence

Reed and others say the real killer is the victim’s former police officer fiance Jimmy Lewis (pictured), clashing with prosecutors who convicted Reed two years after the murder on DNA evidence

Lewis’ lawyer Robert Phillips has maintained his client’s innocence in relation to Stites’ murder and dismissed the appellate court’s decision, given the other allegations against Reed.

‘It’s a travesty really because the Court of Criminal Appeals is completely ignoring the seven women who are victims of this monster and who’ve had their lives ruined in his sociopathic [sic] criminal career,’ says Phillips, reports KEYE.

‘Two of them were raped and abducted on the very same road that Stacey Stites was killed’.

Despite the previous accusations made against Reed, the inmate’s claims of innocence won the attention and support of several celebrities, including Kardashian, Dr. Phil, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Meek Mill, Questlove and other well-known personalities. 

Several big names took to social media to plead for Reed’s life, and encouraged supporters to sign a petition demanding his execution be stopped. The online petition signed by more than 1 million people had urged Texas Governor Greg Abbot to save Reed from death. 

Kardashian also went to speak with Reed on death row and leveraged her legal resources to help him. 

Despite the previous accusations made against Reed, the inmate's claims of innocence won the attention and support of several celebrities, including Kim Kardashian (pictured), Dr. Phil, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Meek Mill, Questlove and other well-known personalities

Despite the previous accusations made against Reed, the inmate's claims of innocence won the attention and support of several celebrities, including Kim Kardashian (pictured), Dr. Phil, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Meek Mill, Questlove and other well-known personalities

Despite the previous accusations made against Reed, the inmate’s claims of innocence won the attention and support of several celebrities, including Kim Kardashian (pictured), Dr. Phil, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Meek Mill, Questlove and other well-known personalities

The reality TV show star even claimed she was with Reed when he was granted the 120-day stay of his execution. 

‘It was emotional; it was extremely emotional,’ Kim, 39, said in a teaser clip from an interview with the Today Show. ‘And he said, ‘Praise Jesus”. 

Kardashian spoke in a segment slated to air Monday on Today, and says she felt ‘honored’ to meet with the inmate.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was thrilled to come face-to-face with the man she has been campaigning to get released from prison.  

She had already helped more than a dozen other inmates win their freedom. Kardashian, who is now aspiring to become a lawyer, drew significant attention last year for visiting with President Donald Trump at the White House and successfully advocating to secure a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson.

Johnson, a great-grandmother, had served more than 20 years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense before being released in June 2018. 

Kardashian Tweeted Friday about her latest success. 

‘Today, I had the honor of meeting #RodneyReed in person and the privilege of sitting with him when he got the news that the highest court in Texas had issued a stay of execution and remanded the case back to the trial court for further consideration,’ she wrote.

Kardashian added that ‘words cannot describe the relief and hope that swept over the room in that moment’ as ‘hope had been building over the last few weeks around Rodney’s case. 

‘We have seen Democrats and Republicans come together. We have seen grassroots activists and lawmakers link arms,’ she continued.

‘We have heard people all around the globe speak up. And all because of a deep belief that every man or woman accused of a crime – especially one punishable by death – deserves the chance to have all available evidence considered’.

Amid the decision to grand Reed a stay of execution, Kardashian tweeted she was ‘so grateful for the commitment and passion of everyone who voiced their support, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for their recommendation to issue a 120 day reprieve, and the courts for issuing a stay’!

Dr Phil, also has followed Reed's case for some time and even secured a prison interview with the inmate (pictured). Dr. Phil has insisted that Reed is innocent

Dr Phil, also has followed Reed's case for some time and even secured a prison interview with the inmate (pictured). Dr. Phil has insisted that Reed is innocent

Dr Phil, also has followed Reed’s case for some time and even secured a prison interview with the inmate (pictured). Dr. Phil has insisted that Reed is innocent

Dr Phil, who also has followed Reed’s case for some time and even secured a prison interview with the inmate, has insisted that he is innocent.

When the appellate court ruling came down, Dr. Phil also posted the news on social media.

‘Breaking News: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has now stopped Rodney Reed’s execution indefinitely. The case is being sent back to the trial court. There will now be a chance to present all of the evidence to a fair judge. Rodney Reed can finally prove his innocence. Thank you all for your support!’ 

When Reed (pictured) had his execution suspended indefinitely, Dr. Phil tweeted 'there will now be a chance to present all of the evidence to a fair judge. Rodney Reed can finally prove his innocence. Thank you all for your support!'

When Reed (pictured) had his execution suspended indefinitely, Dr. Phil tweeted 'there will now be a chance to present all of the evidence to a fair judge. Rodney Reed can finally prove his innocence. Thank you all for your support!'

When Reed (pictured) had his execution suspended indefinitely, Dr. Phil tweeted ‘there will now be a chance to present all of the evidence to a fair judge. Rodney Reed can finally prove his innocence. Thank you all for your support!’

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