Northampton

Last journey of murder suspect in Northampton retraced

The last known journey of a man wanted in connection with the deaths of a family of four has been retraced by Northamptonshire police.

Officers followed the route believed to have been taken through Northampton by businessman Anxiang Du, 52.

He has been named as a suspect in the murders of university lecturer Jifeng Ding, his wife Helen and their two daughters, a week ago.

CCTV shows Du arriving at Northampton rail station from Birmingham.

Officers then travelled to Greyfriars bus station where Du is believed to have waited in bay 19, eventually getting on the number 15 bus.

The reconstruction was staged exactly a week after the family's murder and ended at Wootton Village where Du is believed to have got off the bus.

Du, who lived in Coventry and worked at a herbal medicine shop in Birmingham, is known to have travelled to Northampton the day after losing a court battle over his shared business interests with the Ding family.

Detectives are contininuing to urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact police.

Det Supt Glyn Timmins has also appealed for anyone who may have sold Du clothing, footwear, a mobile phone or travel tickets in recent days to come forward.

He said officers were making inquiries with the UK Border Agency and would "leave no stone unturned" in an attempt to trace Du.

Du was reported missing by his family on Friday after they discovered a note "saying goodbye" at the shop where he worked.

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