Join us for our speaker lunch, when Karl Smith will be speaking about his time spent on the 2006 Ipswich Murders, as a DI and Family Liaison Coordinator.

Operation Sumac was a linked series investigation conducted by Suffolk Constabulary into the murders of five women whose bodies were found in various locations around Ipswich during December 2006.

The investigation was short and intense. The time from the discovery of the first body until a suspect was charged was twenty days. The scale of the investigation meant that the force drew in additional resources and staff through mutual aid and, at its peak, these amounted to nearly a quarter of the force’s normal police establishment.

Karl attended trial with family representatives to manage family involvement at Court and media family demands.

This talk will take place on Thursday 15th August 2019

Arrive from 12:00

Seating at 12:30

For lunch at 13:00

2 courses £17.50 per person

Booking is essential.

Email or call 01284 750969 today.

2 course sit-down lunch


To Start

English pea and mint soup, chive crème fraîche

Confit chicken terrine, spring onion pesto

To Follow

Dingley Dell pork belly, boulangère potatoes, salt-baked turnips, salsa verde

Roasted hake, braised gem lettuce, peas, parmentier potatoes, tartare sauce

Themed events at the Bury St Edmunds & Farmers Club

The Bury St Edmunds & Farmers Club are reintroducing a variety of speaker lunches, after a lot of requests from our members. We hope they will be well attended and supported.

It’s a great chance to catch up with friends at the Club, listen to some interesting members of our local community, meet new people and enjoy the offerings of our skilled chefs.

Watch this space!