Police release name of murder victim

SUFFOLK police have today named the man who was murdered in a brutal stabbing on Friday.William O'Connor, known as Bill, was 20 and lived in Bury St Edmunds, where the attack happened.

SUFFOLK police have today named the man who was murdered in a brutal stabbing on Friday.

William O'Connor, known as Bill, was 20 and lived in Bury St Edmunds, where the attack happened.

He was found seriously injured behind a row of shops on Home Farm Lane at 12.20pm on Friday. He was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital where he died.

A post mortem has established the cause of death as stab wounds.

The O'Connor family today released a statement saying: “The death of Bill has been a devastating tragedy to all of his family and friends.

“He will be remembered as a kind, gentle person who nobody had a bad word to say about.

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“He is a much loved son, brother and uncle, he will be sadly missed. As a family we would appeal to anyone who has information to contact the police.”

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Home Farm Lane at the time of the incident and may have seen a violent struggle involving Mr O'Connor and another man.

An old-style white Transit van was also seen in the area at the time, and officers want to speak to anyone who may have seen this vehicle.

Anyone with any information about the murder should call 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Roads originally affected by a cordon, Home Farm Lane, Mayfield Road and Hardwick Lane, have been reopened.

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