Man who survived 80ft cliff plunge arrested over murder of woman 90 miles away

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman after he survived an 80ft cliff fall.

The man, from Leicester, is suspected of murdering the woman at a home in the city on Thursday last week.

He was later found critically injured at the foot of cliffs in Hunstanton, Norfolk on the same day.

The woman’s body was found nearly 90 miles away at a property in Tennis Court Drive, in Humberstone.

In a statement, Leicestershire Police said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found inside a Leicester address last week.

“The 54-year-old man, of Leicester, was arrested last night (Saturday, April 17).

“At around 10.30am on Thursday, officers attended a property in Tennis Court Drive following concern for the welfare of the occupant inside.

“Entry was gained to the address and the woman, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation was launched.”

A post mortem examination concluded that the woman died as a result of a head injury.

Police added: “As part of the investigation officers continue to carry out inquiries following an incident which took place in Norfolk the same morning.

“A man, in his 50s, was found on a beach in Hunstanton with life-threatening injuries after it is believed he fell from the cliffs. He remains in hospital in a serious condition.”

Forensics officers have concluded their examination of the house in Tennis Court Drive, the spokeswoman said.

The force statement added: “Specialist officers continue to support the family following her death.”

Detective Chief Inspector Joe Banfield, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, (EMSOU) said: “Although an arrest has been made our investigation continues to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the death.

“I would still like to hear from anyone who may have any information related to this incident.

“If you think you can help and have not yet spoken to police I would urge you to get in touch.”