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Update: Friends pay tribute to Christopher Thompson, who was found dead in Chantry Park

14:15 19 November 2012

Chris Thompson who was found dead in Chantry Park on Thursday, November 15.

Chris Thompson who was found dead in Chantry Park on Thursday, November 15.


A GOOD man with a heart of gold

Home is searched in murder probe

POLICE officers investigating the alleged murder spent three days searching a flat in Ipswich.

The property in Samuel Court, off Cemetery Road, was scoured by scenes of crime officers over the weekend.

One eyewitness told The Star they noticed police vehicles with Norfolk police signs arrive on Friday.

He said: “They [police] were there on Friday and throughout Saturday.

“Officers in white scenes of crime overalls were searching one of the flats.

“They were seen taking away at least one box of items.”

That is how friends today remembered Christopher Thompson who was found dead in Chantry Park on Thursday morning.

The 35-year-old’s body was discovered by a dog walker just after 6am.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from strangulation and assault injuries.

Scott Clarke, a friend of the former Chantry High School pupil, said: “Chris was a good man with a heart of gold. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, friends and family – he was such a good, kind-hearted man. He would go out of his way to help those who needed it and loved those around him. He will be missed so much by us all.

“We are thinking of Chris and his family and our prayers are with them.”

Lisa Clarke added: “This is very shocking for all who knew him. He is going to be missed by so many people.

“He was one of the nicest people I know. My thoughts at this time are with his family.”

The tributes come as family members, who were too distressed to speak yesterday, released the first picture of Mr Thompson, formerly of London Road, and detectives continue to look into the circumstances surrounding his death.

Chantry Park re-opened to the public over the weekend as police charged two people with Mr Thompson’s murder.

Christopher Wilson, 33, and Deanna Stanton, 26, both of no fixed address, were taken into custody on Friday afternoon and quizzed by detectives. Wilson and Stanton will appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court today.

A 42-year-old man from Ipswich arrested on Thursday in connection with the murder inquiry has been bailed to return to police on January 8.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the major investigation team at Suffolk police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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  • RIP chris you were a legend who will never be forgotten.

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