Ipswich stabbing victim named

19 December 2018, 06:38 | Updated: 19 December 2018, 06:42

Daniel Saunders

The victim of a fatal stabbing in Ipswich at the weekend has been named by police as the investigation into his death continues.

Officers were called to Turin Street just after 1.50pm on Sunday 16 December, to reports that a man had been stabbed. He was treated by ambulance personnel but sadly died at the scene.

Daniel Saunders, aged 32, and who was originally from Surrey, has now been formally identified as the victim.

It is believed that the attack took place in an alleyway behind houses in Turin Street, which is also behind houses fronting on to Wherstead Road.

Three people - two men, aged 44 and 39, and a woman aged 31 - were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday 16 December and taken into police custody for questioning.

All three have now been released on police bail until Tuesday 28 January pending further enquires. 

A heightened police presence will remain in the area, as officers continue with CCTV and house-to-house enquires.

Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Millar, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: "We continue to appeal for anyone with any information about this horrific crime to contact us immediately.

"We have undertaken numerous enquiries in the past 48 hours and we are grateful to the local residents in the area of the incident for their patience as our officers go about their work.

"Although we believe this to have been a targeted attack, we understand it has caused a great deal of concern to the local community, so as a result additional police patrols will continue in the area to provide reassurance to residents.”

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the vicinity of Turin Street, Kenyon Street and Wherstead Road on Sunday afternoon, and witnessed any suspicious persons or activity, to make contact. This includes anyone driving through the area who has a dash cam fitted in their vehicle.