Suffolk

Peter Avis death: suspect arrested in Poland

Pyotr Melaniuk
Image caption Pyotr Melaniuk was being sought as part of the murder inquiry

A man wanted by police over the stabbing of a jeweller in Suffolk has been arrested in Poland.

The body of Peter Avis, 66, was found on 13 January above Collis & Son in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Pyotr Melaniuk, 28, was arrested by Polish Police on Thursday over an unrelated matter.

Suffolk Police said they are liaising with the Polish authorities and the Crown Prosecution Service with a view to extradition.

Three men have been charged in relation to Mr Avis's death and a further six men and women have been arrested and released on bail.

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