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05.04.23 – Murder Investigation in Newcastle-under -Lyme – Updated

Written by on 5 May 2023

UPDATED –

A man has been charged following the murder of 54-year-old Suzanne Henry in Madeley, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Finn Henry, aged 20, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, has been charged with Suzanne’s murder this afternoon (Thursday 4 May).

He will appear before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre tomorrow (Friday 5 May).

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Police were first called to Newcastle Road, Madeley, at 9.46pm on Monday (1 May) following reports of a man acting suspiciously.

A short time later, a woman was found with serious facial injuries and rushed to hospital.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff over the last few days, she died on Wednesday night.

The woman has now been formally identified as 54-year-old Suzanne Henry from Madeley. Suzanne’s family have asked for privacy at this very sad and distressing time.

The 20-year-old man, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has been further arrested in custody on suspicion of murder and is being questioned about the incident by detectives.

Detective Inspector Adrian Webb, from the Major Investigations Department, said: “My thoughts and condolences are with Suzanne’s family at this deeply traumatic time.

“I understand the state of shock, both in the family and the wider community, that such a tragic event has happened in Madeley.

“We are solely focused on securing justice for Suzanne’s family and making sure we do everything possible to support them through this incredibly difficult time.

“I’d like to thank all of those who have already been in touch with information and for the patience which has been shown around the cordon on Newcastle Road.

“There could still be people with valuable information that haven’t came forward yet and we’d urge those people to get in touch with us as soon as they can.”

Those who were in the following areas between 5pm and 10.15pm on Monday (1 May), either on foot or driving, are asked to get in touch if they have any information:

  • A525, Newcastle Road
  • The junction of Moss Lane, near the fishing pool, through to the junction of Mill Lane
  • Bevan Place and Lindops Lane.

To get in touch with us, visit the Major Incident Public Portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/STAFFS23K08-PO1