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Drug link probed in town stabbing

PUBLISHED: 15:00 31 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 March 2010

POLICE today refused to rule out a drugs link in the killing of an teenager found in an Ipswich block of flats.

A spokesman for the force would not comment on whether the death of a 19-year-old, whose body was discovered in a flat in Henley Road on Friday morning, was believed to be connected to drugs.

POLICE today refused to rule out a drugs link in the killing of an teenager found in an Ipswich block of flats.

A spokesman for the force would not comment on whether the death of a 19-year-old, whose body was discovered in a flat in Henley Road on Friday morning, was believed to be connected to drugs.

The body of Peter Brown, of Hackney in London, was found by officers after an anonymous call to police.

A post mortem examination revealed that he had died as a result of a number of stab wounds, and a murder inquiry was launched, headed by Detective Superintendent Adrian Braddy.

Detectives today continued to quiz a man on suspicion of murder after officers were yesterday given an extension in the time allowed to keep him in police custody.

A police spokesman said the suspect was believed to be in his 20s but was unable to confirm where he came from.

A second man, a 28-year-old from Ipswich, is currently on police bail in connection with the killing. He was arrested on suspicion of murder after the stabbing.

He was quizzed by detectives before being bailed, pending further inquiries, to November 28 when he is due to return to the police station.

Mr Brown's body was found shortly after 9am on Friday in a flat at Parkwood in Henley Road. The 39-flat, three-storey, building is in an upmarket area of Ipswich overlooking Christchurch Park.

Police tape at the side of the building remains up, days after the body was discovered in a flat on the ground floor.

Officers sealed off the premises on Friday morning, recording the details of everyone entering and leaving the flats until Saturday night.

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