Man charged with murder of 41-year-old UK solicitor

The Law Gazette reports … A 51-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a solicitor who was shot at a property in Barham, Suffolk, in the early hours of Sunday, Suffolk Constabulary has confirmed.

Silke Andrea Hartshorne-Jones

Silke Hartshorne-Jones died on Sunday

Source: East Anglia News Service

Pending formal inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as being Silke Hartshorne-Jones, 41, from Barham.

Hartshorne-Jones was admitted to the roll in November 2009. The Law Society’s Find A Solicitor website states that she was an employee at the London office of K2 Partnering Solutions Limited. She specialised in company and commercial, and employment law. She spoke English, German and Italian.

Following the incident, a man was arrested and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned.

On Tuesday Suffolk Constabulary said Peter Hartshorne-Jones, 51, of The Green, Barham, was subsequently charged with murder and appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. Later that day he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court, where he was remanded in custody.