Suffolk murder inquiry launched

A MURDER inquiry has been launched today following the disappearance of an Ipswich man.A 49-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 63-year-old Ian Halls and is currently being held in custody.

A MURDER inquiry has been launched today following the disappearance of an Ipswich man.

A 49-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 63-year-old Ian Halls and is currently being held in custody.

The inquiry comes just days after Suffolk police began an investigation into the murder of Anupama Chiti, a consultant radiologist at Ipswich Hospital and her two-year-old son Pranau.

It is believed her husband Dr Jaya Prakash Chiti stabbed his wife before throwing himself and Pranau off the Orwell Bridge in the early hours of Sunday morning.


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Mr Halls of Tower Mill Road, Ipswich was originally reported missing to Ipswich Police on January 29.

His sister had become concerned when he had not made contact for some time which was out of character.

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During Christmas and New Year Mr Halls travelled to France but it is thought that he returned to Ipswich some time in January.

At the time there were no suspicious circumstances and no body has yet been found but yesterday evening police arrested a man on suspicion of deception near to where Mr Halls lived.

The man was found to have some of Mr Hall's possessions and was taken to Ipswich police station for questioning.

Police are very keen to trace the last known movements of Mr Halls.

Anyone with information should call Ipswich CID on 01473 383133 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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