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Ding murders: Police visit Manchester Chinese community

Ding family photo
Image caption The family was found dead at home in Wootton on 1 May

Police investigating the murder of a whole family from Northampton have travelled to Manchester to speak to people in the Chinese community there.

Jifeng Ding, his wife Helen and their two daughters, Alice, 12, and Xing, 18, were found stabbed to death at their Wootton home on 1 May.

Police have named Anxiang Du, who has not been traced, as the main suspect.

Northamptonshire Police officers are in Manchester appealing directly to the local Chinese community for help.

Mr Du was last seen in London, where police have been focussing their investigation, speaking to the Chinese community and carrying out door-to-door inquiries.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said officers are travelling around the UK, visiting significant Chinese communities.

They were in Liverpool on Monday and are in Manchester on Tuesday.

Sightings have come from other areas across the UK but none has been confirmed as Anxiang Du.

Mr Du, 52, who worked at a herbal medicine shop in Birmingham, went missing a day after losing what has been described as a bitter court battle over his shared business interests with the Ding family.

A Crimestoppers reward of £10,000 is being offered for anyone with information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murders.

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