Peter Maine inquiry: Police revisit death scene

Peter Maine
Image caption Peter Maine's body was found at about 08:00 BST on Sunday in Durham

Murder detectives have returned to the site where a Durham solicitor was found dead with stab wounds two weeks ago to talk to potential witnesses.

Peter Maine, 56, from Wynyard, Stockton, was found in running kit on the outskirts of Durham City on 1 September.

Police said the married father-of-two had been out for a meal with family and friends in Yarm the night before.

Officers were speaking to runners, walkers and cyclists in the area.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Steve Chapman said he hoped the presence of officers from the investigation team would prompt other potential witnesses to come forward.

2011 arrest

He said: "As it is two weeks since Peter's death I am hoping the activity of the investigation team around where he was found may prompt someone to come forward.

"Since Peter's death we have had a positive response to appeals for information and several people have contacted us with information.

My investigation team have been working hard to follow up all of these calls and in conducting a search of the area where Peter was found.

"We are continuing to class Peter's death as suspicious and are keeping an open mind as to how Peter came about his wounds."

Police earlier confirmed Mr Maine was arrested in 2011 as part of an investigation into allegations of mortgage fraud.

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