Northamptonshire: Killer Anxiang Du refused permission to appeal sentence

Anxiang Du can't appeal his sentence.
Anxiang Du can't appeal his sentence. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A businessman who went on the run after brutally killing a Northamptonshire family has been told he can't appeal against his prison sentence.

Last November, Anxiang Du was found guilty of murdering Jeff Ding, his wife Helen Chiu and their two daughters Xing and Alice.

The Ding family.
The Ding family. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

He was ordered to serve a minimum of 40 years behind bars.

The Court of Appeal today rejected Du's argument that the sentence was too harsh.

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