BREAKING: Double Weybread murder suspect appealing extradition to UK

Sylvia and Peter Stuart
Sylvia and Peter Stuart
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A man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Weybread couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart is appealing his extradition to the UK.

Ali Qazimaj, 42, from Tilbury, was arrested on Friday in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

We are continuing to ask anyone who may have any information about Sylvia’s whereabouts to come forward and our work carries on to try and find her, although at this stage we are treating her disappearance as a murder enquiry

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes

He appeared at a court in the country on Friday, and will now be subject to the appeals process in Luxembourg.

Detectives from Suffolk will continue to work with the National Crime Agency, the Crown Prosecution Service and authorities in Luxembourg to seek his extradition, after he was detained under a European Arrest Warrant, however there are no Suffolk officers in Luxembourg at this time.

Police are also renewing their appeals for help to locate Sylvia Stuart. She has not been seen since she and her husband Peter visited Pulham Market, in Norfolk, on Sunday, May 29.

Peter Stuart’s body was found, in woodland close to the couple’s home at Mill Lane, around 12 hours after the couple were reported missing on Friday, June 3.

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes said; “We will await updates from Luxembourg with regards to the extradition progress, however here in the UK the focus continues to be on locating Sylvia.

“Our search teams in Suffolk and Norfolk have been assisted by colleagues in Essex and Cambridgeshire during the process which started on June 3. We are continuing to ask anyone who may have any information about Sylvia’s whereabouts to come forward and our work carries on to try and find her, although at this stage we are treating her disappearance as a murder enquiry.”

Anyone with information relating to the investigation should call 01473 782000