Two men have been charged with murder following the death of a man in Downham Market on Sunday night (23 January 2022).
Wayne Peckham, 47, is charged with murder and Riley Peckham, 22, is charged with murder, escape from lawful custody and assaulting an emergency worker. Both men, of Manby Close, Hilgay, near Downham Market, have been remanded in police custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Wednesday 26 January 2022).
The men are accused of murdering 39-year-old Matthew Rodwell from Fincham who, pending formal inquest proceedings, has been identified as the victim.
Pictured Matthew Rodwell
Police were called to a property in Bulrush Close shortly before 8pm on Sunday after reports of a disturbance inside the house.
Officers arrived on scene to find Mr Rodwell with serious injuries and despite the best efforts of police and paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Home Office post mortem examination carried out today, established the preliminary cause of death as pending further investigation.
Wayne Peckham was arrested at the scene while Riley Peckham was arrested at a house in Paradise Place. Both were taken into custody at King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre where they’ve been questioned by detectives before being charged.
Meanwhile, in a statement released by Mr Rodwell’s parents, they said: “We’re devastated at the loss of our son. Words cannot describe how we’re all feeling and all we ask is you respect our privacy at this very difficult time.”