Who was the 51 year old man arrested?

Ambulances visited the property of a solicitor on several occasions in the weeks before she was shot dead while at home with her children, neighbours have said.

Silke Hartshorne-Jones suffered fatal gunshot wounds in the early hours of Sunday morning at the 17th century farmhouse where she lived with husband Peter, a 51-year-old gun dealer, and twin eight-year-old sons.

Police were called to the Grade-II listed Chestnut Farm in Barham, near Ipswich, at 4.45am but were unable to save the critically injured victim, who was in her early 40s.

A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder by Suffolk Police.

I assume that unless the police actually say “Peter Hartshorne-Jones was arrested” then the newspaper can’t say that. Therefore this circumlotion. Not that we’re left in a great deal of doubt…..

19 thoughts on “Who was the 51 year old man arrested?”

  1. Could be the 51-year-old is taking the rap on behalf of one of the 8-year-olds. Perhaps he left a gun unattended and loaded.

  2. I knew a silke lawyer, totally forgot about her until this story (not this silke) we used to joke about nominative determinism.

  3. My son-in-law once worked at a firm where one of the partners was called Mycock. The young men in the office revelled in asking visitors questions like, “Have you come to see Mycock?”.

  4. HB
    knew a silke lawyer, totally forgot about her until this story (not this silke) we used to joke about nominative determinism.
    My, those long winter evenings must just fly by…

  5. The Pedant-General

    “Perhaps he left a gun unattended and loaded.”

    In which case he is not just taking the rap for it: he’s actually directly culpable. Especially if he is a gun dealer.

  6. @theophrastus I didn’t believe you and googled “mycock solicitor” and got this “Richard Mycock Attorney in Hyannis, MA”. Dick Mycock, who would have thought? 🙂

  7. “Ambulances visited the property of a solicitor on several occasions in the weeks before she was shot dead ”

    Did someone keep missing?

  8. “Get the full facts in the Mail. It was a £610k 17th Century farmhouse.”

    Do they say how this event will affect the price of the property?

  9. Police were called to the Grade-II listed Chestnut Farm in Barham, near Ipswich

    Grand Designs: Special Victim Unit

  10. “A 51 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder by Suffolk Police.”
    Did the police do the murdering then? If so,then who did the arresting?

  11. Impossible! This is Great Britain. Only the government, terrorists, drug dealers and organized crime are supposed to have guns. Ordinary citizens, including gun dealers are prohibited by draconian laws. He must have used a knife and made it look like bullet holes. /s

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