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Police continue to quiz murder suspect

PUBLISHED: 13:10 30 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 March 2010

POLICE continue to question a man today after a teenager was found stabbed to death at an Ipswich block of flats.

While residents at Parkwood carry on with their daily routines the taped off area at the Henley Road flats remain as a stark reminder of the grim discovery made at the building on Friday.

POLICE continue to question a man today after a teenager was found stabbed to death at an Ipswich block of flats.

While residents at Parkwood carry on with their daily routines the taped off area at the Henley Road flats remain as a stark reminder of the grim discovery made at the building on Friday.

Following an anonymous phone call on the morning of October 26 officers found the body of Peter David Brown, of Hackney, London, inside one of the development's 39 flats. A post mortem revealed the 19-year-old died from a number of stab wounds.

A murder inquiry was immediately launched and two men were arrested.

A 28-year-old was quizzed before being released on police bail until November 28, pending further inquiries, while a second man, in his early twenties, remains in police custody.

Magistrates have granted an extension to the custody limit so police can continue their questioning.

A spokeswoman for Ipswich Police said that officers were still quizzing the man in custody at the town's police station in Civic Drive.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the teenager's death continue, however, as detectives interview all residents at Parkwood.

People are being questioned about a purple mini, parked in the building's back car park, which is reached from Ivry Street. It is believed to be owned by the residents of the flat in which Mr Brown's body was found.

Police are also keen to find out from other residents whether they saw an old white Vauxhall Cavalier parked in the same car park during the past week, in addition to whether they saw anyone unfamiliar going at the flats between Wednesday and Friday.

Entrances to Parkwood, situated in an up-market area of Ipswich close to Christchurch Park and the town centre, were sealed off until early on Saturday evening and officers took details of everyone entering and leaving the development.

The development was originally used as a nurses' hostel for staff working at the former Anglesea Road wing of Ipswich Hospital. Part of the hostel was demolished and the new residential development began in the early 1990s.

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