Murder investigation into death of Ding family – CCTV images of suspect released

5 May 2011

As part of the ongoing enquiry murder investigation into the death of the Ding family NEW CCTV images of a suspect have been released and regional news organizations have been requested to assist in locating the suspect.

NEW CCTV images of a suspect officers wish to speak with in connection with the murder of a family of four in Pioneer Close, Wootton, Northampton, were released today to the public.

Detective Superintendent Glyn Timmins, leading the investigation into the murders, which were discovered by officers on Sunday 1 May, confirmed that 52 year old Anxiang Du remained a suspect and provided a chronology of his actions on Friday 29 April.

Mr Du is believed to have left for work at 10.30am on the Friday, a CCTV image of him entering Birmingham New Street Station at 11.22am was shown, followed by him arriving at Northampton train station at 12.35pm. He is then believed to have been in the Northampton Town Centre bus station at approximately 1.00pm, after which point there are no further sightings of Mr Du.

Mr Du, who is described as 5ft 9ins tall and of slim build, was captured on CCTV wearing a white baseball cap, brown waist length coat, grey trousers, a blue woollen top, black leather shoes and carrying a yellow Adidas rucksack.

Detective Superintendent Glyn Timmins, said: “I would like to appeal again to members of the public who may have seen Mr Du or the silver five door Vauxhall Corsa registration BG60 PMO, to call the police immediately. The Friday in question was day of the royal wedding and would be a memorable day, and there may be people who recall seeing him on them.

“We would advise you not to approach him or the vehicle under any circumstances.

“In particular we would like to appeal to the Chinese community or indeed anyone with information, and urge them to report anything either to the police or confidentially to Crimestoppers.

“We have more than 60 officers dedicated to investigating these murders and are keen to speak with anyone with information in relation to this incident.

“We do not believe that these murders were gang related and are working on the assumption that the motive relates to business associations and a financial dispute over a considerable amount of money between Mr Du and the Ding family, including some civil court activity the day before he went missing.

“We have so far been unable to trace the vehicle despite use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology.

“We believe that Mr Du could be anywhere in the country, and at this stage there is nothing to indicate that he may have left the country or indeed that he even has his passport with him.”


Anxiang Du


Anxiang Du


Anxiang Du


Anxiang Du






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