Ipswich stabbing: Boy, 17, denies murder


Daniel SaundersImage copyright
Suffolk Police

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Daniel Saunders died in an alleyway behind houses in Turin Street in the Stoke area of Ipswich

A 17-year-old boy has denied murder after a man was fatally stabbed in an alleyway days before Christmas.

Daniel Saunders, 32, died on 16 December after a single stab wound to the abdomen in Turin Street, Ipswich.

The teenager, from Bury St Edmunds and who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted having a machete in a public place on 20 December.

Five people, including two juveniles, also appeared at Ipswich Crown Court and denied assisting an offender.

The other five charged are:

  • Arjun Jadeja, 18, of The Nook, Wivenhoe, near Colchester
  • Benjamin Gosbell, 20, of Gratian Close, Highwoods, Colchester
  • Olusola Durojaiye, 33, of Appleton Mews, Colchester
  • A 16-year-old boy from Bury St Edmunds, who cannot be named for legal reasons
  • A 17-year-old boy from Colchester, who cannot be named for legal reasons

All six defendants are due to appear at the same court again on 17 June.

A trial is due to begin on 8 July.

The 17-year-old charged with murder remains in custody. The other five were released on bail.

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Police sealed off the area after the attack on Turin Street, which is near the Wherstead Road shops

Last month, police renewed their appeal to trace the female driver of a people-carrier with a sliding door who may have “valuable information”.

The woman, who is described as in her 30s or 40s and of having a local accent, stopped to help Mr Saunders at the scene.

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Forensic officers attended the scene

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