Suspect in murder of Northamptonshire family extradited to UK

Anxiang Du
Anxiang Du

The main suspect in the murder of a family in Wootton in 2011 has been extradited to the UK from Morrocco, Northamptonshire Police say.

Anxiang Du was arrested in the North African country in July last year.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “We can confirm that the extradition of Anxiang Du has been approved by the Moroccan Ministry of Justice in conjunction with the Home Office.

“Mr Du was scheduled to arrive in the UK at 3.50pm today (Wednesday, February 20) on a flight from Casablanca to Heathrow Airport, in the custody of UK Border Agency officers.

“The Metropolitan Police will then take custody of Mr Du. He is expected to arrive in Northampton tomorrow morning, and will appear at Northampton Magistrate’s Court at 10am.

“There are no further details at this stage.”

Deputy Chief Constable Martin Jelley, said: “On behalf of Northamptonshire Police, I would like to thank all those who have been involved in this successful extradition, including Michael Ellis MP for his considerable support in progressing this with the relevant authorities.”

A manhunt for Mr Du was launched after the bodies of Jifeng Ding, his wife Helen and their daughters, Alice, 12, and Xing, 18, were found at their home in May 2011.