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Man questioned over Great Yarmouth murder

A Latvian man is being questioned by police after he was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his flatmate to death by Great Yarmouth seafront.

The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested on the suspicion of murder after 21-year-old Latvian Vladimir Adamavics died in Euston Road on Sunday morning.

Mr Adamavics died after he was stabbed twice with a knife. Emergency services were called to the former Labour club house at about 7am on Sunday. Mr Adamavics, who lived in one of the flats in the four-storey building with the suspect, died at the scene.

Police believe the knife may have been dumped on the beach between Britannia Pier and the jetty. The suspect was arrested at 8am in St Peter’s Road.

A member of the public found a knife on the seafront at about 11am and took a photograph of it on his mobile phone and told police.

When the man returned to the beach the knife was gone.

Detectives believe a person out walking their dog may have picked up the knife or that the knife was washed away with the tide.

Det Chief Inspector Jes Fry, who is leading the investigation which involves 30 officers, said: “The deceased and the person detained have known each other for five or six years. They lived in the same flat.

“He (Mr Adamavics) moved here in November and worked in a chicken factory. His parents in Latvia have been told he has died.”

Yesterday, Norwich Magistrates’s Court granted police an application for extended detention, allowing detectives the chance to question the murder suspect until midnight tonight.

The former Yarmouth Labour club building was sealed off as crime scene investigators searched for evidence and detectives interviewed residents in other flats.

Det Chief Insp Fry wants anyone who took the knife, or who saw a man in a distressed state in the St Peter’s Road area between 7am and 8am on Sunday, to contact his team.

Contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team or Yarmouth CID on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Did you know Mr Adamavics? Contact reporter Anthony Carroll on 01502 525835 or email anthony.carroll@archant.co.uk

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