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Northampton family murder - police believe suspect Anxiang Du could be hiding in London's Chinatown

Anxiang Du

Published: 10 June 2011
by JOSH LOEB

TEN detectives investigating the horrific murder of a family of four in Northampton this week visited Chinatown in their search for the prime suspect.

Jifeng “Jeff” Ding, his wife Helen Chui and their daughters Xing, aged 18, and Alice, aged 12, were stabbed to death in their home in Wootton, Northampton, on the day of the royal wedding in April.

Officers from Northamptonshire Police want to speak to Anxiang Du, an ex-business partner of Mr Ding, who they believe may be hiding in Chinatown

The detectives spent Monday meeting community leaders and handing out leaflets to Chinatown residents and businesses. They were assisted by officers from the Metropolitan Police Chinese Unit. 

Police say Anxiang Du (pictured) travelled to Northampton and then Wootton on the afternoon of April 29.  

It is believed he then took a hire car from the Ding family home and travelled to London where CCTV shows him leaving the car in Venables Street, off Edgware Road, at 2.27am on Saturday, April 30.  

With the last confirmed sighting in Westminster, officers are focusing efforts here as they attempt to trace Mr Du. Anyone who recalls seeing Mr Du is urged to contact the police incident team on 0800 096 1011. Members of the public are advised to call 999 if they see Mr Du and not to approach him.

The Crimestoppers charity are offering a reward of up to £10,000 for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons linked to the murders of the Ding family.

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