More than 600 drivers spoken to in anniversary checks by police investigating Dean Stansby stabbing

Floral tributes in honour of Dean Stansby in Ancaster Road. Picture: MATT STOTT

Floral tributes in honour of Dean Stansby in Ancaster Road. Picture: MATT STOTT - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of motorists were stopped by police yesterday as investigations into a fatal stabbing continue.

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

Between 5pm and 8pm officers carrying out anniversary checks in the Ancaster Road area of Ipswich handed out appeal leaflets relating to the attack on Dean Stansby.

Mr Stansby, aged 41 and of Trimley St Mary, died of a stab wound to the abdomen in Ipswich Hospital, where he had been taken after the incident on February 8.

A month on from the stabbing, officers stopped and spoke to around 635 motorists who were travelling through the area and identified more than 35 people who may have relevant information to the investigation.

Six people have so far been arrested on suspicion of murder and one person has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All are currently on police bail.

Police would like to thank the members of the public for their assistance with the investigation so far and continue to appeal for anyone who was in the vicinity of Ancaster Road, Gippeswyk Road, Gippeswyk Avenue or Ranelagh Road on February 8 to come forward with any information they have.

Those with dash-cams fitted in their vehicles and who may have driven past the area during the time of the incident are also asked to contact detectives.

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Anyone with information, who has not already been spoken to by officers, is urged to contact the Major Investigation Team on 01473 782019 or 101 quoting reference 16720/17. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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