By Helen Pierpoint
A MAN on the run from police after allegedly brutally murdering four members of the same family could be in Spain or Gibraltar.
Northamptonshire police are holding a press conference in Madrid today (July 5) in an attempt to locate 53-year-old Anxiang Du.
Helen Ding, who apparently owed Du thousands of pounds, was found stabbed to death in April last year along with three other members of her family including her two daughters Alice, 12 and Xing, 18.
According to Detective Chief Inspector Tom Davies police now ‘strongly believe’ Du left the UK soon after the murders and travelled from Victoria bus station, London, on a coach to Paris, Gallieni.
“After this he travelled through France into Spain, most likely through the use of public transport.
“His final journey was to Algeciras in Spain,” explained Davies.
It is believed the suspect intends to catch a ferry to Tangier in Morocco.
Officers from Northamptonshire are said to be working closely with the Spanish authorities and media to help them with the manhunt.
Police are urging people in Southern Spain to keep ‘alert’ for Du, who has appeared in the UK programme Crimewatch, and contact them if they have any information on 900 555 111.