Prime Minister: traveller killings “very disturbing”

March 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

David Cameron today described the double murder at a travellers’ site in Suffolk as a ”dreadful crime”.

Prime Minister - double traveller murder 'very disturbing'

Speaking in the House of Commons the Prime Minister said the deaths were ”very disturbing” after a question raised by West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock.

Mr Cameron said: ”This is a very disturbing case and I am sure honourable Members will have heard about it on the news this morning.

”I think the police will want to do everything they can to get to the bottom of this dreadful crime and to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

Villagers in Beck Row have speculated that both men were shot dead over ongoing feuds involving drugs or the sale of gold.

An 18-year-old man, who would only give his name as Nathan, claimed the murders were related to disputes with gangs in London.

He said: ”I think it is to do with drugs money like the last time there was trouble here.

”The big boys from London came up for money they were owed. Travellers are a tight community so I do not think they would shoot each other.

Prime Minister - double traveller murder 'very disturbing'

”There have been ongoing disputes for a long time I am not sure if it is drugs or trying to take over land.

”I don’t have any trouble from the travellers they keep themselves to themselves they need to sort everything out here for the local residents who are scared and worried.”

Police removed the burnt out car, believed to be a red Toyota, shortly after midday today.

Less than a mile from the caravan park it burst into flames and black smoke billowed out of the lorry transporting it.

Three teams of firefighters battled the blaze but a police spokesman said it was a ”freak accident”.

Speaking at the scene Chief Supt Stewart Gull said police were conducting a ”fast moving enquiry”.

He said: ”Both bodies have been recovered and the vehicle has been removed. This is a joint Norfolk and Suffolk investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

Prime Minister - double traveller murder 'very disturbing'

”At this early stage we do believe this case relates to an ongoing dispute.

”But we are unclear whether this incident relates to the incident in February as we do not know the identification of the two men.”

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