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Four now set to stand trial in connection with Dean Stansby murder

PUBLISHED: 16:56 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:56 13 November 2017

Dean Stansby, who died in February. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Dean Stansby, who died in February. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Three men charged in connection with the murder of a Trimley father-of-five will join a fourth on trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

Tecwyn Parker, Amiadul Islam and Daniel Kaganda all appeared for a hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, in Ipswich, on Monday.

Parker, of Ipswich, appeared first alone in the dock to be charged for the murder of Dean Stansby, who was fatally stabbed near the town’s railway station in February.

The 47-year-old was also charged with conspiracy to murder Mr Stansby with fellow defendants Islam, Kaganda and a fourth man, Jason Ruby.

Ruby, 44, of Risby Close, Ipswich, faced the same murder and conspiracy charges on Saturday, November 4.

Ruby was remanded to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on November 20.

Islam, 25, and Kaganda, 23, both from London, appeared together in the dock.

Islam was charged with conspiring to murder Mr Stansby with the three other defendants, while Kaganda was charged with murder and being part of the same conspiracy.

Neither Tomas McGarvey, representing Islam, nor Naeem Karbhari, representing Kaganda, gave an indication of plea on behalf of the two men.

In the case of all three men Islam, Kaganda and Parker District Judge Susan Holdham said the charges were too serious to be dealt with at magistrates’ court.

She ruled that all three men would remain in custody until their trial at Ipswich Crown Court, where they will next appear for a preliminary hearing, alongside Ruby, on November 20.

The charges follow an investigation, led by the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major investigation Team, into the fatal stabbing of 41-year-old grandfather, Mr Stansby.

He died from a wound to the abdomen after he was attacked at around 6.30pm on February 8 in Ancaster Road, Ipswich.

Mr Stansby had been taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment, but died a short time later.

Detectives stopped and interviewed more than 600 motorists as part of the investigation.

Floral tributes were left to Mr Stansby at the scene of the stabbing.

He was described by family as a “larger than life” character.

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