Crimestoppers seek citizens’ help in Spain
Crimestoppers seek citizens’ help in Spain and Morocco to arrest suspected murderer of a British family
British national Anxiang Du is wanted in connection with the brutal murder of Mr and Mrs Ding and their two teenage daughters in their home in Northamptonshire in 2011. Today, in Madrid, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Davies from Northamptonshire Police called on citizens to assist Crimestoppers and Law Enforcement agencies in the search for Anxiang Du (LEFT) who is believed to be hiding in northern Morocco, having travelled there from southern Spain.
On Friday 29 April 2011, Jifeng ‘Jeff’ Ding, his wife Ge ‘Helen’ Chui and their two daughters Xing 18 years old and Alice 12 years old were brutally murdered in the home in Northampton. The suspected murderer Anxiang Du, 53 from Coventry was declared the only suspect soon after the discovery of the murders and has since evaded capture.
At a press conference in the British Embassy in Madrid, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Davies, leading the investigation, said:
“We acknowledged at an early stage that Anxiang Du had the opportunity to leave the UK soon after the murders, in the 3 to 4 day period before he was declared a suspect.
We now know that Anxiang Du left the UK soon after the homicides and travelled from Victoria bus station, London on a bus to Paris, Gallieni. After this he travelled through France into Spain (again probably by using public transport). His final known journey was to Algeciras in Spain where he caught a ferry to Tangier, Morocco.
We believe that having made his way to Morocco, Mr Du may still be in the Tangier area. As a fugitive, he may take any opportunity to flee, using the routes or countries he is familiar with. We know that Du has previously spent time in Spain and is comfortable in the country.
We have been working with the police and law enforcement agencies in Spain and Morocco and they are in possession of the required extradition papers, should Mr Du be located and arrested. This should mean that he can then be brought back to the UK to stand trial.
We have also been working with and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), Interpol and CPS International to ensure we have the support of the International Law Enforcement Agencies who are currently focused on locating Anxiang Du.
I would like to thank Spanish and Moroccan law enforcement authorities for their support and collaboration in the operation to locate and detain Mr Du. We are now asking members of the public who are or will be using the ferries from Algeciras to Tangier during the Campaña del Paso de Estrecho to be aware of our manhunt, together with up to £25,000 reward available in the UK for information leading to his arrest and conviction. We would ask members of the public to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 900 555 111 from Spain, so that we can bring justice to the families of the victims. Alternatively people can also contact their local police if they have any information.”
On Sunday 25 March, three UK Police officers travelled to China with the aim of speaking with associates of the suspect for any information they may have in identifying people who could have assisted Du in his escape. The trip to China also afforded the force the opportunity to meet the family of the victims, update them on the investigation and pass on the force’s deepest sympathies for their loss, in person. Recent developments in the case saw the arrest of four people last week, on suspicion of conspiracy to assist an offender. They were all released on bail pending further enquiries.
If you wish to pass on information about crime anonymously,please call Crimestoppers 900 555 111 from Spain and 0800 555 111 from the UK