Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ding Family Murders, Northampton: Three Arrested in Connections

Three people have been arrested in connection with an investigation into the deaths of a family of four in Northamptonshire.

Jifeng "Jeff" Ding, his wife Helen and their two daughters Alice, 12, and Xing, 18, were found stabbed to death at their home in Wootton, Northampton, in May last year.

Chinese businessman Anxiang Du, 52, who has not been seen since the day of the murders, is being sought by police.

He is a former business associate of Mr and Mrs Ding but their relationship had soured and was the subject of a court case which reached a climax in the week of the family's deaths.

A man and two women were arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to assist an offender, Northamptonshire Police said.

Police said a 54-year-old woman was arrested in Coventry, a 39-year-old woman in Gloucestershire and a 25-year-old man in London.

All three will be interviewed in police stations local to where they were arrested. Read More