Two more people arrested in connection with fatal stabbing in Ipswich’s Ancaster Road

A police cordon in place in Ancaster Road after Dean Stansby was stabbed. Picture: Emily Townsend

A police cordon in place in Ancaster Road after Dean Stansby was stabbed. Picture: Emily Townsend - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating the murder of Dean Stansby in Ipswich have made two further arrests.

Dean Stansby with his family

Dean Stansby with his family - Credit: Archant

The 41-year-old was stabbed in the abdomen while in the Ancaster Road area of the town on February 8 and later died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

Today officers arrested a 33-year-old man from Ipswich on suspicion of murder and a 36-year-old man, also from Ipswich, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both have been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Five other people are currently on police bail pending further enquiries in connection with the stabbing.

Police are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Ancaster Road, Gippeswyk Road, Gippeswyk Avenue or Ranelagh Road on February 8 and who witnessed anything suspicious, particularly between the hours of 5pm and 8pm.

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

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