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Police re-arrest three people in connection with murder investigation

Daniel Saunders Credit: Suffolk Police

Police investigating the murder of a man in Ipswich have re-arrested three people.

32 year old Daniel Saunders was attacked in an alleyway behind houses in Turin Street on Sunday 16 December.He died from a single stab wound to the stomach.

A 17-year-old boy from Bury St Edmunds - who cannot be named for legal reasons - has been charged with murder in connection with the attack and appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 11 January, where he was remanded in custody pending a next hearing on Friday 12 April.

Police at the scene in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three people were all re-arrested in Essex on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug. They are as follows:

  • - a 17-year-old boy from the Colchester area (originally arrested in connection with this inquiry on 20 December)
  • - a 18-year-old man from the Colchester area (originally arrested in connection with this inquiry on 20 December)
  • - a 20-year-old man from Colchester (originally arrested in connection with this inquiry on 25 January)
Police collecting evidence in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

All three have been released under investigation.

Despite an extensive investigation, police have still not been able to trace a woman who stopped at the scene shortly after the attack took place and assisted the victim. She is described as aged in her 30s or 40s, speaking with a local accent and driving a people carrier with a sliding door. Detectives say she may have valuable information which could assist the inquiry.