Arrest made in connection with murder of pensioner

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in Colchester. In connection with the murder of a pensioner earlier this week.

Arrest made in connection with murder of pensioner: Suspect Leighton Snook was wanted for questioning in the murder of 83-year-old pensioner Donald Ralph on Tuesday at his home in the Essex village of Aldham. Although a 16-year-old from Leicester was arrested on Wednesday police were still hunting for Snook. Essex police said that they arrested a 28-year-old man on New Year’s Day in connection with the murder and will no longer be looking for a suspect.

Two men and a woman have also been arrested for assisting an offender. All suspects are still being held for questioning. Including the 16-year-old boy. Investigators who had been searching for Mr Ralph’s car, a blue Volvo V50 that had been stolen from his home. Have now located it in Hastings, East Sussex.

The victim’s niece, Tina Ralph, said. “He was a man who loved all things countryside, particularly fishing and the Norfolk Broads. As well as being an avid bird lover. He loved horse racing and spent many a happy Saturday having a little flutter. Don was a unique character, who will be much missed by his wide circle of friends, and all his family.” Anyone with information regarding the murder have been asked to contact the police.  Global247News Twitter

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