A groom was arrested for allegedly killing his bride four days after the wedding. Her body was found in a suitcase close to her home.

Dawn Walker, 52 years old, and her toddler son tied the knot in Halifax on Sunday.

West Yorkshire Police arrested Thomas Nutt, her husband and father-of-3 children, on suspicion that he has committed murder.

The couple were married in Halifax at a registry office. They were accompanied by their family and friends.

Forensic detectives have been searching the Brighouse home of the couple and are continuing to question Nutt. His wife is believed strangled.

Dawn Walker, 52, and Thomas Nutt, 45, got married at a registry office in Halifax, West Yorkshire, last Wednesday in a ceremony attended by relatives and friends

Dawn Walker, 52, married Thomas Nutt 45 in Halifax, West Yorkshire. It was a family-friendly ceremony attended by close friends and relatives.

Dawn Walker is said to have become engaged to Thomas Nutt (together) in January 2020

Dawn Walker is reported to have engaged Thomas Nutt (together), in January 2020

Miss Walker, pictured with Nutt, is said to have had two children from a previous relationship

Miss Walker is pictured with Nutt. She is believed to have two children from a previous relationship.

One wedding guest said to The Sun, “I can’t believe it’s happened.” It was a beautiful wedding, and Dawn looked stunning.

“They should have been looking forward for a long, happy marriage. I can’t believe that this has happened so soon after marriage.

Miss Walker is reported to be engaged to Nutt in January 2020. She is also said to have two children from a previous relationship.

Her daughter, Codie-Marie Shaw, 30, said: ‘Never leave things until it’s too late – I’ve learned the hard way.’ Lisa Walker, her sister, was also devastated.

West Yorkshire Police are seeking no further suspects over the killing of Miss Walker

The West Yorkshire Police have no other suspects in the murder of Miss Walker.

Police have arrested Nutt for allegedly murdering Miss Walker four days after their wedding

Four days after their wedding, police arrested Nutt for allegedly killing Miss Walker.

Devastated friends have been shocked by the death of 'kind, caring and friendly' Miss Walker

Friends have been devastated by the loss of Miss Walker, a ‘kind, caring, and friendly’ person.

Another wedding guest stated that the ceremony took place at 2.30pm. The reception was held at a local pub. We stayed for the entire night. It was fantastic.

Friends left devastated by the loss of their mother, a ‘kind, caring, and friendly’ woman. One friend said, “She got married on Wednesday and then died Sunday morning.”

“She was found in a suitcase at some trees’ back. Now, a little boy is left without his mother. He’s probably one-and-a half years old.

“She was the most sound person you could ever meet. She was kind and generous. She once paid for the shopping of a disabled man, even though he was very short. 

Dawn Walker had only been married for a matter of days before her body was discovered

Dawn Walker had been married just a few days before her body was discovered

Friends have described 'generous' Miss Walker as 'the soundest person you could meet'

Friends described Miss Walker as “generous” and “the most sound person they could meet.”

A neighbour said: ‘I am gobsmacked – there is no other word for it. It is terrible. It is a terrible place. I have lived there for 40 years.

Investigators in murder are eager to speak with the victim who called them to report their death. Officers were not able to identify the individual.

Police were first called at 4.38pm Sunday. They are now curious to learn more about suspicious activity during the hours leading to that time.

Detective Inspector Amanda Wimbles from the force’s homicide investigation and major inquiry team stated: “Our inquiries into this incident are still in an early stage and are particularly keen to talk with the person that initially called us.”

Officers were called to reports of a body at a property in Lightcliffe, near Halifax, on Sunday

Officers were dispatched to Lightcliffe, near Halifax on Sunday to investigate reports of a dead body.

A police officer stands outside at a property in Lightcliffe, near Halifax, following the discovery

A police officer stands outside Lightcliffe property, near Halifax, after the discovery

‘I would also encourage anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward and inform police by calling 101 or using the 101Live Chat facility on the website quoting log 1317 of October 31. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers at 0800 555 112.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police stated that they are seeking information on the body of a woman discovered in Halifax, Lightcliffe.

“Officers appeal to anyone who saw suspicious activity in the vicinity of Aysgarth Avenue and the surrounding streets between 1pm (on Sunday afternoon) and 4.38pm (on Sunday afternoon).

“The 45-year old male suspect of murder remains in custody at the moment.”