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Warrington murder probe officers hoping for new leads

Carl Chadwick
Image caption Carl Chadwick was known to keep cash in his flat

Police investigating the death of a man who was found in his Warrington flat will be based in the area for two days in a bid to gain new leads.

Carl Chadwick, 40, was found dead at his flat in Grasmere Avenue, Orford, Warrington, on 29 January. He had been stabbed and strangled.

Police believe robbery may have been a motive as thousands of pounds was stolen from his flat after his death.

Officers will be based by the Greenwood Pub in Orford on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Visual presence

Det Insp Nigel Wenham, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are hoping that by providing a visual presence in the area, people will use this opportunity to talk to officers - no matter how insignificant you think your information may be I urge you to pass it on to my staff as it could be that little nugget we are looking for.

"I also hope the community feel reassured that we are determined to catch whoever murdered Carl.

"I am doing everything I can to get justice for his family and friends but I need the public to help me."

Mr Chadwick, known locally as Dancing Carl, was described as vulnerable by his family.

He had suffered a head injury when he was younger, which caused him a degree of memory loss and made some everyday tasks more difficult.

He was known to keep cash in his flat, police said.

A 32-year-old man and a woman, 29, were arrested on suspicion of murder and have been bailed until 8 March.

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