Murder inquiry launched

A MURDER inquiry for a man who was last sighted at Stansted Airport has been launched by Essex Police. Paul Duckenfield, who would have turned 42 on Sunday, arrived into Stansted Airport on an EasyJet flight from Portugal, where he now lives, at about 2p

A MURDER inquiry for a man who was last sighted at Stansted Airport has been launched by Essex Police.

Paul Duckenfield, who would have turned 42 on Sunday, arrived into Stansted Airport on an EasyJet flight from Portugal, where he now lives, at about 2pm on Monday September 15.

Det Supt Tim Wills said: "Paul's failure to make contact with his family on his birthday only reinforces our belief that he is no longer alive. I would urge anyone who can give any firm information about his movements since arriving at Stansted, a possible motive for his killing or the whereabouts of his body, to contact us."

Tracy Duckenfield reported her husband missing to Derbyshire Constabulary, where he previously lived, and they began enquiries to trace him. In the course of their enquiries they executed a search warrant at a house in north Essex which they believed Mr Duckenfield may have visited.


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Essex Police has now taken the lead in the investigations, but are working closely with their Derbyshire colleagues.

A 46-year-old north Essex man was arrested on October 16 on suspicion of Mr Duckenfield's murder. He has since been released on bail, but remains in custody on other matters.

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Officers from both Essex Police and Derbyshire Constabulary have been to Portugal to support Tracy and also to make enquiries into Paul's background and business interests in an effort to establish a motive for his murder.

Paul has been linked to the supply and mis-use of steroids by athletes and body builders.

Mr Duckenfield is described as being white, 5'8", slim build, with a shaved head or very short brown hair. He has tattoos on both arms.

Anyone with information should contact the investigation team on 01279 641188 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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