Detectives investigating the death of a former solicitor in Durham last weekend say they are following up a number of lines of inquiry thanks to calls from members of the public.
Peter Maine was found on a footpath opposite the running track at Maiden Castle sports centre just after 8am last Sunday.
He was found to have three stab wounds to his chest and was confirmed dead shortly after being taken to the University Hospital of North Durham.
Police are continuing to treat his death as suspicious and unexplained, but stress they are keeping an open mind as to how he received his injuries.
“I am encouraged by the response we have had from people coming forward with information. We are working on a number of lines of enquiry, which include building up a picture of Peter’s lifestyle, his friends and associates and his movements in the 24 hours leading up to his death.
“Search teams are continuing to work methodically along the riverside and we are constantly reviewing all the forensic evidence and cctv footage obtained as part of our enquiries.
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