Police extend questioning of man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman’s body discovered in Wisbech

Murder in Mill Close Wisbech ANL-160425-140431009
Murder in Mill Close Wisbech ANL-160425-140431009

Police are continuing to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was discovered in Wisbech.

The 43-year-old was arrested following the discovery of Laraine Maria Rayner (52) in Mill Close.

A post mortem carried out by Home Office pathologist, Nat Cary, concluded Ms Rayner died from a stab wound to the neck.

Ms Rayner had three children. In a statement issued last week, her family said: “Laraine was a cheerful, happy lady who was always there for other people.

“She would often come out with one line comments that would make people laugh. She will be sadly missed by all the family.”

The arrested man was being treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Cambridgeshire police have extended the time they can question him for another 12 hours until approximately 4am tomorrow (Wednesday, May 4).

Anyone with information is asked to call DI Lucy Thomson on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via crimestoppers-uk.org.