A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of popular local angler Paul Bone.
Andrew Turner, 49, of Pembroke Close, Mildenhall, appeared before magistrates at Bury St Edmunds on Monday accused of killing 40 year-old Mr Bone during the early hours of Friday morning.
He made no application for bail and was remanded in custody until January 2 when he is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.
Both family and friends have paid tribute to the former Trinity Avenue resident who was a member of Lakenheath Angling Club.
“It is a bit of a hard time for the family at the moment as everyone is feeling very emotional and we all miss him a lot,” said a statement from the family.
Among those paying tribute from the angling community was Lakenheath Angling Club chairman Eddie Powell and fellow club member John Clark.
“Paul was a really nice lad and was always willing to lend a helping hand,” said Mr Powell.
“Everybody like him and no-one had a bad word to say against him. I can’t believe he has gone.
“I am still in shock about the whole thing. The club will certainly miss him.”
Former Lakenheath Angling Club committee member Mr Clark added: “Paul was a very relaxed and laid back person who really enjoyed his fishing.”
“He will be sorely missed by everyone involved at the fishing club.”
*A 45 year old woman from Mildenhall who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail and will return to Bury St Edmunds on March 18.