Missing man's home spattered with blood

DETECTIVES are today investigating the possibility Ipswich man Ian Halls' body may have been dismembered.Officers are believed to be searching six sites in Suffolk in a bid to find his remains.

By Colin Adwent

DETECTIVES are today investigating the possibility Ipswich man Ian Halls' body may have been dismembered.

Officers are believed to be searching six sites in a bid to find his remains.

The 63-year-old was reported missing towards the end of January by his stepsister Diana Doyle, from London, whom he kept in touch with via e-mail and telephone calls.


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Subsequent inquiries have led to the belief that Mr Halls, who lived alone at his home in Tower Mill Road, has been killed.

When officers searched his home they found blood spattered throughout the house.

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Mr Halls' nephew, Michael Harvey, 49, of North Down Avenue, Manchester appeared before Ipswich magistrates today charged with his uncle's murder.

A 56-year-old man, also from Manchester, remained in custody at Ipswich police station today.

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