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Man from Tilbury arrested in Luxembourg over murder of Grays man

POLICE investigating the murder of Peter Stuart and the disappearance of his wife Sylvia can confirm that today Friday 17 June, a second man has been arrested.

Ali Qazimaj, a 42 year old man wanted in connection with the incident, was last night, Thursday 16 June, located and detained in Luxembourg on suspicion of the murder of Peter and Sylvia Stuart.

A member of staff working at a hostel in Luxembourg identified Ali Qazimaj through photographs of him on the internet and then alerted authorities who detained him.

Detectives from Suffolk are now working with the National Crime Agency, the Crown Prosecution Service and authorities in Luxembourg to seek Ali Qazimaj’s extradition following the granting of a European Arrest Warrant relating to the murder of Peter and Sylvia Stuart.

The couple, of Mill Lane in Weybread were reported missing to police on Friday 3 June. Officers found the body of Peter Stuart later that day in woodland not far from the couple’s home. A post-mortem investigation confirmed that he had died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Sylvia Stuart remains missing and enquiries are continuing to locate her but police are treating her disappearance as a murder inquiry. She has not been seen since Sunday 29 May and officers now believe there is little expectation of finding her alive.

On Monday 6 June, officers issued an appeal to trace Ali Qazimaj from Tilbury, Essex in connection with this incident.

A 61-year-old man from Leicester was arrested by officers on Sunday 5 June and was bailed on Monday 6 June. He is due to return to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre on Wednesday 3 August.

Officers continue to ask anyone with information relating to the investigation to contact them through the incident room on 01473 782000.

Suffolk Police would like to thank the members of the public and the media for their assistance with this appeal to date.

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