Cream teas finished

In the sleepy town of Stowmarket, in Suffolk, England, Richard and Sarah Pitkin seemed to be pillars of the community.

Until, that is, Sarah was stabbed to death – probably by Richard, as the police are treating her death as murder and are not looking for any suspects – who then hanged himself.

Richard Pitkin, 65, and his wife Sarah 58, ran a tearoom from part of their 16th century townhouse.

You never know what lurks behind the curtains of respectability.