Police investigating murder of Dean Stansby from Ipswich make a further four arrests

Posters asking for the public's help in the Dean Stansby murder investigation were put up in the Anc

Posters asking for the public's help in the Dean Stansby murder investigation were put up in the Ancaster Road area of Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

Police have arrested another four men as part of an investigation into the alleged murder of a grandfather from Ipswich.

Dean Stansby with son Jack. Picture: Brendan Taylor at Taylor Made Portraits

Dean Stansby with son Jack. Picture: Brendan Taylor at Taylor Made Portraits - Credit: Archant

It takes the total currently under arrest or on bail in connection with the fatal stabbing of Dean Stansby – in February – to eight.

All four of the latest arrests were made in London yesterday – and all four men were also held for Class A drug offences.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to murder and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

A 24-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were arrested for conspiracy to murder and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

All four were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

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Mr Stansby, of Trimley St Mary, died of a stab wound to the abdomen at Ipswich Hospital, where he had been taken after the incident, in the Ancaster Road area of Ipswich, on February 8.

Four other men have been re-bailed following their arrests – a 36-year-old man, a 47-year-old man, and a 33-year-old man all from Ipswich, as well as a 43-year-old man of no fixed abode.

At the time of his death, Mr Stansby had just become a grandfather and had another grandchild on the way.

Following the father-of-five’s death, his brother Paul Stansby, who worked with him at the Lucky 13 tattoo studio, in St Margaret’s Street, spoke of the family’s anguish and said they wanted answers.

A crowdfunding campaign set up in the wake of Mr Stansby’s death collected hundreds of pounds in just the first few days to raise funds for Dean’s children.

During the course of a day in March, police stopped hundreds of motorists in three hours as investigations into Mr Stansby’s death continued.

Officers carrying out anniversary checks in the Ancaster Road area also handed out appeal leaflets relating to the incident. The following month, new posters asking for the public’s help with the investigation appeared near Ancaster Road.

Under a picture of Mr Stansby, and the date of the night he died, it asked anyone riding the bus in the area that night to come forward.

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