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Teenager held in murder probe

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman, Dorset Police said.

The teenager was held after officers attended an address in Benville Road, Weymouth, Dorset, after reports that a woman had been injured.

When police arrived at the property at 1.06pm they discovered the woman's body.

Police said the woman's relatives have not yet been informed.

Moroccan police arrest murder suspect

Northamptonshire Police say police in Morocco have arrested a man wanted on suspicion of murdering a family of four. A spokesman said:

Detectives hunting for Anxiang Du have been informed by Moroccan law enforcement authorities that a man they strongly believe to be the suspect has been arrested.

The arrest happened on Saturday afternoon at a premises in Tangier and authorities believe that the visit by Northamptonshire detectives to Madrid earlier in the week played a significant part in the suspect's apprehension. Officers will now be progressing a formal application for extradition with the Home Office.

– A police spokeswoman


Man arrested in connection with four murders

Handout photo issued by Northamptonshire Police of Anxiang Du
Handout photo issued by Northamptonshire Police of Anxiang Du Credit: PA

Police in Morocco have arrested a man believed to be a Chinese businessman wanted on suspicion of murdering a family of four.

Anxiang Du, 53, is thought to have fled the UK shortly after the deaths of university lecturer Jifeng "Jeff" Ding, his wife Ge "Helen" Chui and their two daughters Alice, 12, and Xing, 18.

The family were found stabbed to death at their home in Wootton, Northamptonshire, on April 29 last year - the same day as the royal wedding.

Northamptonshire Police said a man believed to be Du was arrested yesterday afternoon in Tangier.

Man charged with Bristol woman's murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman, police said tonight. Barach Bandavad, 38, is accused of killing 58-year-old Judith Ege on June 30 and will appear before Bristol Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

He faces a separate robbery charge, which he is alleged to have committed on the same day, Avon and Somerset Police said. Detectives had made a public appeal for Bandavad following an incident at an address in Highbury Road, Horfield, Bristol, at around midday on Saturday.

Bandavad, from Bristol, was later found in the Southmead area of the city and arrested. A post-mortem examination confirmed Judith Ege had been stabbed.

17-year-old boy stabbed to death at Reading club

The victim of a fatal stabbing at a nightclub was a 17-year-old boy, it was revealed tonight. The teenager, named by police as Jordan Malutshi from London, was knifed in the heart at the Face Bar in Reading.

A murder inquiry has begun into the killing which has been described as an "isolated incident" by police. Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Mahon, of the force's major crime unit, said tonight:

This was an isolated incident in which a young man needlessly lost his life.

We have a team of detectives working on the case and are committed to carrying out a full and thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to this tragic incident.

We know there were a large number of people in the Face Bar at the time of the incident and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information which could assist our ongoing inquiry, to call us.

Anyone with information is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Murder probe after stabbing at club

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man was stabbed in the chest at a nightclub in Reading, Thames Valley Police said.

Officers were called to the Face Bar in Chatham Street, Reading, Berkshire, following reports that a man had been injured at around 3.50am today.

The victim, whose identity and age have not been disclosed, was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital but died a short time later.

"The incident is being treated as murder and a full inquiry has been launched."

– Thames Valley Police spokesman

Tributes to murdered mother and toddler

The family of a mother and her young son killed in their home in Porthmadog, Gwynned, in Wales have said they would be "sadly missed."

34-year-old Suzanne Jones and her two-year-old son William were found dead in their home on Friday night.

Mrs Jones's husband and William's father has been charged with murder. Neighbours say the couple have two daughters.

Mrs Jones's mother released a statement saying:

Sue was a fantastic mum and daughter and Wil was a lovely little boy who will be sadly missed by us and his sisters.

We are now concentrating on looking after our granddaughters and ask that our privacy is respected.

– Eileen Holt, mother of Suzanne Jones

Man arrested after woman and child die

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman and child in North Wales.

Police were called to an address in Porthmadog, Gwynedd, at 9.20pm on Friday and the pair were declared dead at the scene.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene in Glanmorfa Terrace, North Wales Police said.

A spokesman for the force said officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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