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.


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