Detective addresses court in on-going murder trial over death of Trimley father Dean Stansby

Dean Stansby, who died after being stabbed on February 8 last year. Picture: SUPPLIED BY STANSBY FAM

Dean Stansby, who died after being stabbed on February 8 last year. Picture: SUPPLIED BY STANSBY FAMILY - Credit: Archant

The jury in the trial of four men accused of murdering father-of-five Dean Stansby has been hearing how evidence was collected during the investigation.

Giving evidence at Ipswich Crown Court on the fourth day of the trial DC Andrew Moore explained how the initial investigation into the stabbing centred around the railway bridge in Ancaster Road and the Gippeswyk Road area.

CCTV footage was collected from a number of sources including Ipswich Railway station where Mr Stansby was dropped off shortly before his death on February 8 last year.

Footage was also obtained from buses in the area around the time of the alleged murder and from a block of flats.

DC Moore said that from clothing taken from Mr Stansby following the stabbing he was able to identify him on CCTV and follow his movements along Ancaster Road in the period leading up to the attack on him.

Before the court are Jason Ruby, 45, of Risby Close, Ipswich, Tecwyn Parker, 48, of Downside Close, Ipswich, Daniel Kaganda, 24, of London and Amiadul Islam, 25, of London.

All four have denied murdering 41-year-old Mr Stansby on February 8 last year.

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Ruby has also denied conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine between November 10 and July 6 2017.

It has been alleged that Mr Stansby, of Trimley, was stabbed in Ancaster Road, Ipswich, to “teach him a lesson” for trying to rob Parker of drugs.

The court has heard that Mr Stansby came into Ipswich on the evening of his death to buy drugs from the “AJ and Sky” ring.

Jacob Hallam, prosecuting, said it appeared that Parker, Ruby and Kaganda had gone to confront Mr Stansby in retaliation for an earlier incident in which he had allegedly tried to rob Parker of some drugs.

He claimed that Islam was in telephone contact with Parker, Kaganda and Ruby during the confrontation.

The court has heard that Parker allegedly confessed to a friend that he had stabbed Mr Stansby but hadn’t meant to kill him.

The trial, which is expected to last around six weeks, continues.

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