UK - Clair Ablewhite, 47, stabbed to death, Nottinghamshire, 26 Feb 2022 *Arrest*

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Colston Bassett: Mother-of-three died in knife attack, police say


A woman found dead in a village was killed in a knife attack, police have said.

Mother-of-three Clair Ablewhite was discovered after officers were called to her home in Hall Lane, Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire, on Saturday.

A 48-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday has been released under investigation.

Now Nottinghamshire Police has appealed for drivers in the area at the time to come forward "as soon as possible".

The force said drivers who were in Hall Lane on Friday evening may have information "around the relevant time" the 47-year-old died.
 

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CHILLING CCTV shows a hooded man police want to speak to after a mum was stabbed to death in a posh village.
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#UPDATE | Man arrested on suspicion of murder

Police have today arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of mother-of-three Clair Ablewhite.

The 47-year-old was murdered in a knife attack in Hall Lane, Colston Bassett, on the evening of Friday 25 February. Her body was discovered on Saturday 26 February.

Police are now questioning the suspect in connection with the incident and he remains in custody.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Griffin, of Nottinghamshire Police, said the investigation was progressing well with detectives working round the clock to follow up every lead, and he praised the public for coming forward with information that has helped the investigation.

He urged anyone with further information, or CCTV or dash-cam footage in and around the area on that night, to come forward.

"I want to thank the public once again for their support for this investigation and all the information they have given us so far,” he said.

"I am fully aware how shocking this incident has been for Clair's family and the wider community in Colston Bassett, which is why we have invested so much resource not only in the investigation itself but in providing a uniform presence in the area to give people reassurance.

"This arrest follows public appeals for information that we have made over the last few days. However, I would ask that people keep providing information as this investigation continues.

"Every piece of information we receive helps us get closer to an understanding of the events of that night."

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting a new incident number, 277 of 3 March 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. People can also report information through an online portal, here Public Portal

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#UPDATE | Detectives given more time to question murder suspect

Magistrates have today granted detectives more time to question a murder suspect.

The 26-year-old man has been in custody since being arrested yesterday (Tuesday 8 March) in connection with the murder of mother-of-three Clair Ablewhite.

Clair, 47, was murdered in a knife attack in Hall Lane, Colston Bassett, on the evening of Friday 25 February. Her body was discovered on Saturday 26 February.

Officers attended Nottingham Magistrates' Court this afternoon and were granted a further 36 hours to question the suspect.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Griffin, of Nottinghamshire Police, appealed to people to keep coming forward with information, CCTV or dash-cam footage in and around the area on that night.

"We are receiving new information from the public all the time and this has been incredibly helpful to the investigation," he said.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has come forward so far. Every piece of information we receive is like a jigsaw piece that helps us piece together the full chain of events that night.

"Through the progression of witness information, CCTV, forensic and digital investigations we are starting to see in clearer focus.

"So I'd like to urge anyone else who has not yet come forward to get in touch. We understand some people may have been busy or perhaps even felt nervous about speaking to the police about what they may have seen or heard - but I would reassure you that our detectives are extremely professsional and understanding and simply want to gather all the information they can to get justice for Clair and her family."

Police have had a higher presence than normal in Colston Bassett since the murder, as they continue to carry out investigations and provide reassurance to local residents.

ACC Griffin said that local officers would be happy to speak to and support anyone who has any concerns.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting a new incident number, 277 of 3 March 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. People can also report information through an online portal, here Public Portal
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I missed this case at the time. It seems quite intriguing with the charged man being 21 years younger than the victim, nor does there seem a obvious link between the two. Newark is a 90 minutes away from Colston Bassett by bike.

Someone with the same name as the charged man reguarly played for Newark Tennis Club until recently but hasn't played since the arrest.

No doubt we will find out more in June or October.
 
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