Police seek witnesses and drivers with dash-cam footage as part of Ancaster Road murder probe

Tributes to Ancaster Road stab victim

Tributes to Ancaster Road stab victim - Credit: Archant

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses as they investigate the fatal stabbing of 41-year-old Dean Stansby in Ipswich last week.

Police were called by the ambulance service at around 6.30pm on Wednesday February 8 to reports a man had been stabbed close to Ancaster Road.

The man, later identified as Dean Stansby from Trimley St Mary, was rushed to Ipswich Hospital for treatment but died a short time later.

A port mortem examination confirmed he died as a result of stab wounds to the abdomen.

Today police have renewed their appeal for witnesses and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have driven past the area with a dash-cam fitted to their vehicle.

Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, are currently on police bail in connection to the stabbing.

Police arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of murder shortly after the incident.

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He was bailed in connection to the incident until Monday May 22 but was recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his licence and returned to the prison system.

A 16-year-old boy became the second person arrested on suspicion of murder when he was taken into custody on Friday February 10. He was bailed to return on April 11 after being questioned by detectives.

A third man, a 31-year-old of no fixed abode, was arrested on Monday February 13 and was bailed to return to police on May 21, pending further enquiries.

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Ancaster Road, Gippeswyk Road, Gippeswyk Avenue or Ranelagh Road on Wednesday February 8, and who witnessed anything suspicious, particularly between the hours of 5pm and 8pm, to contact detectives with any information they have.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 01473 782019 or 101 quoting reference 16720/17. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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