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Probe into deaths of man and wife

Inquiries have begun into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of a man and his estranged wife, who he is alleged to have murdered in Ipswich.

Mariusz Lipinski, of no fixed address, was found dead in Norwich prison on Wednesday after being remanded on suspicion of murder.

He was arrested following the death of Malgorzarta Lipinska on Friday.

Suffolk Probation, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and police are reviewing the cases.

Multiple injuries

Ms Lipinska, 38, known as Gosia, was found seriously injured near her home in Duke Street.

She was pronounced dead where she was found in the communal stairwell of the block of flats where she lived.

A post-mortem examination established the cause of death as multiple injuries.

Her husband was later arrested in connection with the death.

This is an extremely tragic incident

Det Ch Supt Stewart Gull

A HM Courts Service spokesman confirmed Mr Lipinski had appeared before the Domestic Violence Court in Ipswich in December 2008 and admitted assault by beating.

He had been released on conditional bail and was brought back before the court on 18 February for breaching his conditional discharge.

Suffolk Probation Area chief officer John Budd said: "Suffolk Probation Area has started an immediate investigation into the case of Mariusz Lipinski and will be co-operating fully with other agencies involved.

Multi-agency review

"We will act swiftly on any findings from the investigation, but until we have concluded our inquiries we cannot comment further on the case."

Meanwhile Suffolk Police's Det Ch Supt Stewart Gull said: "This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends.

"Many positive interventions were put in place in this case, however we are in the process of establishing the best way to undertake a full multi-agency review.

"We have also voluntarily referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

"This is to establish whether there is anything further that could have been done to protect the victim."

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