Two teenagers who were arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Pakefield have been bailed.

Police were called just after 1.50pm on Saturday, March 25 to reports that an elderly woman had been found lying on the floor in her home in Grayson Avenue following a robbery.

The incident is believed to have happened between the evening of Friday, March 24 and early Saturday morning, March 25.

The victim was found conscious but in a serious condition before being taken to James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for treatment.

Eastern Daily Press: Police in Grayson AvenuePolice in Grayson Avenue (Image: Mark Boggis)

The woman died at hospital in the early hours of Monday, March 27.

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased was identified as Joy Middleditch, aged 82.

Following the incident, her family released a tribute which read: “Joy was a strong, determined character who loved life and her dog.

“She was a loving person who was sadly taken from us too soon.

“We as a family would like to thank the police and the community for all their help and support.”

On Friday, two teenagers, aged 14 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Then, on Saturday, Suffolk police said that detectives had been granted additional time to question the teenagers.

Eastern Daily Press: Joy MiddleditchJoy Middleditch (Image: Suffolk Constabulary)

This evening, the pair were released on bail pending further enquiries to answer on June 7, 2023.

During the week, Michael Linton, owner of local business Spartans Building Services, announced he would be installing door chains free of charge for any elderly or vulnerable homeowners in Pakefield and the surrounding areas.

Anyone with information about this incident has been asked by Suffolk police to contact the Major Investigation Team using the online portal or by calling 101, quoting the reference 37/17537/23.