The hunt for killer Anxiang Du: Timeline



10:44 BST

Anxiang Du at Birmingham New Street station

Anxiang Du leaves a farewell letter for his wife at their shop in Birmingham, then gets a train to Northampton

12:35 BST

Anxiang Du at Northampton station

In Northampton, Du walks to the bus station and catches the Number 14 to Wootton

13:35 BST

Anxiang Du speaks to a bus driver

Du speaks to the driver, is pointed in the direction of the Wootton Fields estate and sets off on foot

15:32 BST

The Ding family

The Dings' daughters Alice and Xing are heard screaming in a 999 call. After killing the family, Du steals their car

21:43 BST

M1 road sign

At M1 services in Northampton, Du buys a map and a milkshake. He tries to find another ex-partner, who is not at home

Late on 29 April/early hours 30 April

Police copy of Dings' corsa

Police cameras fail to detect the Dings' car as it enters London. This later hampers the police inquiry


Early hours

Venables Street, St John's Wood

Du leaves Corsa in Venables Street, St John's Wood. It amasses nine parking tickets in 11 days

07:07 BST

Victoria station

Du buys a ticket for 08:00 BST coach to Paris. At some point on 30 April, his wife reports him as missing


08:00 BST

Pioneer Close sign

Police call at the Ding house about Du being missing, but leave after getting no response

18:00 BST

Jason Horsley

Neighbour Jason Horsley calls police after he looks in the kitchen window and sees two bodies


Anxiang Du arrest pic

Police in Morocco suspect Du is an illegal immigrant. He is released over a lack of evidence

7 JULY 2012

Building site in Morocco

Du is found sleeping rough on a building site in Morocco and arrested

27 NOV 2013

Anxiang Du

Du is convicted of the four murders at Northampton Crown Court

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