'Most Wanted' Website Launched
28 July 2011, 11:26
A businessman wanted over the murders of a family of four is featured on a new 'Most Wanted' website that's gone live.
Northamptonshire Police have set it up, in the hope it'll help them track down some of the people they are most desperate to trace over crimes in the county.
A search has been on for businessman Anxiang Du, 52, (right) since Jifeng Ding, his wife Helen and their daughters Alice, 12, and Xing, 18 were found stabbed to death at their home in Wootton, Northampton on Sunday 1 May 2011.
Police now know they were killed on Friday 29 April 2011, the day of the royal wedding. Anxiang Du was caught on CCTV travelling to their home on a bus and then travelling away in a car the family had hired, which was found parked in London.
The Northamptonshire Police Most Wanted website will carry photographs, CCTV footage and descriptions of suspects. If people recognise any of those wanted, they can provide information anonymously by calling the police or Crimestoppers, or filling in a secure online form.
The list of wanted people will be continually updated as new appeals are posted. Similar Most Wanted websites have been launched by other police forces including Thames Valley Police, who cover Milton Keynes.
See the Northants Most Wanted website
Chief Superintendant Ian McNeill, Head of Justice Department at Northamptonshire Police, said: "Our officers and staff work hard to catch those who have committed, or are suspected of committing crimes, however, we will always need the publics help.
"This is the first time the force has used this very open approach to seeking the publics help, and we hope that it will not only assist us in locating those who have evaded capture, but will also deter others from taking the same steps.
"I would encourage the public to view the site and pass on any information they may have. This is vital information that we need to be able to bring offenders to justice, get criminals off our streets and make our communities safer."