Murder hunt: Police appeal for witnesses

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a 20-year-old Suffolk man have a made an appeal for witnesses in a bid to find his killer.At a press conference held in Bury St Edmunds today, Det Chief Insp Dave Skevington said the focus of the enquiry was now on finding the driver of a white transit van, which was seen shortly before and after the stabbing on Friday afternoon.

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a 20-year-old Suffolk man have a made an appeal for witnesses in a bid to find his killer.

At a press conference held in Bury St Edmunds today, Det Chief Insp Dave Skevington said the focus of the enquiry was now on finding the driver of a white transit van, which was seen shortly before and after the stabbing on Friday afternoon.

A post mortem was due to be carried out this afternoon, after which formal identification of the victim will take place.

Mr Skevington said the family of the dead man were “absolutely devastated”, and were helping police with their enquiries.

The victim died at West Suffolk Hospital shortly after his body was discovered behind a row of shops near Home Farm Lane, in Bury. He had gone there to meet someone, who police believe to be responsible for then stabbing the victim “a number of times”.

Officers were today still at the murder scene, which has been cordoned off in order for forensic examinations to be carried out.

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Mr Skevington added: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of the shops at around 12.20pm on Friday, or has any information, to come forward.

“We would especially like to speak to anyone who saw a white transit van. There is someone out there who has committed a murder and we need to find that person.”

Anyone with information should contact Suffolk police on 01284 774100.

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