Suspect Named Over Weybread Murder

6 June 2016, 09:25 | Updated: 6 June 2016, 10:04

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Police have named a suspect they need to trace following the murder of a man and disappearance of his wife near Diss.

Officers have been conducting enquiries following the discovery of a man's body near the Weybread home of Peter and Sylvia Stuart, who were reported as missing on Friday (3 June). 

Yesterday afternoon, Ali Qazimaj, a 42-year-old man who has been living in the Thurrock area of Essex, was identified as a suspect. Work done over the course of yesterday evening confirmed Ali Qazimaj as a key person that police need to trace in connection with the enquiry.

Mr Qazimaj is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall, with brown eyes and dark brown greying hair. He was last seen on Friday, 3 June, in Essex. 

His car, a silver Citroen C3, was located in a residential area of Dover late last night, as part of extensive work to find him.

This vehicle has been searched in the hope of finding Sylvia and has been recovered for forensic examination. Enquiries to locate Mr Qazimaj continue. 

Police are urging that you should not approach him but if you see him please call 999 immediately. Anyone with information can contact Suffolk Police through the incident room on 01473 782000. 

Sylvia Stuart remains missing and this remains the key focus. 

Peter and Sylvia Stuart

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes said: "This remains a fast moving investigation and our priority continues to be to trace Sylvia. With this in mind we are keen to speak to Ali Qazimaj. Officers are working to locate him and we would ask anyone with information about where he is to get in contact with police as a matter of urgency." 

A 61-year-old man arrested yesterday remains in custody as enquiries continue into what happened.