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BREAKING: Leicester man arrested on suspicion of Weybread murder will face no further police action

By Mike Scialom

Sylvia and Peter Stuart.
Sylvia and Peter Stuart.

A 61-year-old man from Leicester arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Weybread pensioner Peter Stuart and the disappearance of his wife Sylvia will face no further police action.

The Stuarts were reported missing on Friday, June 3, prompting police to launch a “comprehensive” investigation. Mr Stuart’s body was found a short distance from the couple’s home in Mill Lane later that evening.

Sylvia and Peter Stuart.
Sylvia and Peter Stuart.

Mrs Stuart is yet to be found. Suffolk Police said last week they do not expect to find her alive. The Leicester man — understood to have been the couple’s son-in-law Steve Paxman — was arrested on Sunday, June 5, and was later bailed to return to police to allow further work to be carried out.

Meanwhile, the next stage on the judgement of proceedings on the extradition of Ali Qazimaj is set to be heard in Luxembourg on Monday.

Qazimaj, 42, was detained in Luxembourg on Thursday, June 16, following the issuing of a European Arrest Warrant on suspicion of the murder of Mr and Mrs Stuart.

Thought to have originally been from Kosovo, Qazimaj appealed his extradition to the UK at a pre-trial hearing on Friday, June 17.

He was arrested after a hostel worker in Luxembourg City recognised Qazimaj from images on the internet.

Officers are continuing to carry out work to try to locate Sylvia Stuart and still asking anyone with information about her whereabouts to get in touch with the incident room by calling 01473 782000.

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