Police renew appeal for man wanted in connection with jeweller’s murder

New picture of Pyotr Melaniuk being released by police to track him down in relation to peter Avis murder
New picture of Pyotr Melaniuk being released by police to track him down in relation to peter Avis murder

POLICE are releasing posters in their bid to track down 28-year-old Pyoytr Melaniuk who is wanted in connection with the murder of Peter Avis, the Bury St Edmunds jeweller found dead in his flat above his shop on February 13.

Pyoytr Melaniuk, who is Polish is known to reside and have associates in the Tottenham, Hackney and Stoke Newington areas of North London and over the next few days officers will be putting up posters in shops, on notice boards and within local communities.

These have been produced in English and Polish.

Mr Melaniuk is known to go by a range of names, Irek Marciewicz, Pyotr Kelaniuil, Kamil Wislak and Ireneusz Melaniuk. He is described as white, 5’6” tall, slim to medium build, with short hair. A distinguishing feature is that the two middle fingers of his right hand above the knuckles are missing together with the thumb from the same hand. He also has tattoos on his hands and a spider tattoo on his right arm.

Detective Superintendent Julian Gregory, Head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said; “We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen Melaniuk recently or, more importantly, anyone with information about where he is now. I would stress that if anyone does see Melaniuk or someone they suspect to be him, they should not approach him but should call police immediately using 999 if necessary. We would like to reassure the public that we are working closely with other forces to apprehend this man as soon as possible.”

Officers are asking anyone with information to call the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile two people have been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and one with murder while serevral others have been bailed as inquiries continue.

See full story in Friday’s Bury Free Press.

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