Ding Family Murder

Police investigating the murder of a family in Northamptonshire have come back from China. The Ding family were killed at their home last year. They are working with the Chinese authorities.

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Police travel to Madrid in Ding murder investigation

Northamptonshire Police say officers have travelled out to Madrid in Spain as part of the Ding family murder investigation. They say they believe the prime suspect Anxiang Du, who is from Coventry and has a business in Birmingham, is in Morocco.

"We now strongly believe Anxiang Du left the UK soon after the murders and travelled from Victoria bus station, London on a coach to Paris, Gallieni. After this he travelled through France into Spain - most likely through the use of public transport. His final journey was to Algeciras in Spain where he caught a ferry from there into Tangier, Morocco.

"We believe that having made his way to Morocco, Mr Du is still there and may still be in the Tangier area."

– Detective Chief Inspector Tom Davies, Northamptonshire Police

"We have been working with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, Interpol and Crown Prosecution Service International to ensure we have the support of international law enforcement agencies who are currently focused on locating Anxiang Du in Morocco.

"We're currently working with a number of agencies including Spanish Authorities to ensure that Mr Du does not use any other routes to travel into Spain, where we know he has previously travelled to on holiday. We're also urging those who are using or will be using the ferries from Algeciras, Spain to Tangier, Morocco to be aware of our manhunt.

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