Murder suspect Anxiang Du arrested in Morocco
Anxiang Du, who is wanted by police for the murders of a Northampton family, has been arrested in Morocco.
Spanish news agency EFE said the arrest had taken place, ending an international manhunt that started soon after the Ding family were killed on Royal Wedding Day at their home in Wootton, Northampton, in April 2011.
The Gibraltar Chronicle are reporting he was picked up in Tangier, where he is believed to have lived for more than a year.
The official Moroccan news agency said that security services in Tangier arrested a Chinese-born Briton subject of an international arrest warrant, issued by the British judicial authorities, on Saturday.
The Spanish news agency EFE’s Rabat correspondent has also filed a story claiming that Anxiang Du, 53, the UK murder suspect who fled the UK shortly after the deaths of university lecturer Jifeng “Jeff” Ding, his wife Ge “Helen” Chui and their two daughters Alice, 12, and Xing, 18 was arrested.
A police spokeswoman said: “Detectives hunting for Anxiang Du have been informed by Moroccan law enforcement authorities that a man they strongly believe to be the suspect has been arrested.
“The arrest happened on Saturday afternoon at a premises in Tangier - and authorities believe that the visit by Northamptonshire detectives to Madrid earlier in the week played a significant part in the suspect’s apprehension.
“Officers will now be progressing a formal application for extradition with the Home Office.
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