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Victim 'brutally murdered' in Cambridge named


By Gemma Gardner


Peter Anderson who died after being stabbed on July 25
Peter Anderson who died after being stabbed on July 25

A fresh appeal for people to come forward after a man was 'brutally murdered' on Stourbridge Common has been launched by detectives.

Police know there were many people on or passing across the common at the time of the attack, who have not come forward.

Officers have also identified the victim as Peter Mark Anderson, 46, of Heath House, Cambridge.

A statement from his partner reads: “Peter, aka Blue, was loved by many and will be greatly missed. I and Peter’s other loved ones would now like time to grieve in private.”

The attack happened at 4.15pm on Wednesday (July 25).

A post mortem examination carried out yesterday at Peterborough City Hospital concluded that Mr Anderson died of stab wounds.

A 17-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released with no further action taken.

A police cordon remains in place at the scene today as a police team continues to carry out searches.

DCI Mike Branston, who is leading a team of detectives dedicated to the murder, said: “I am appealing directly to those people who were at the scene on Wednesday afternoon to get in touch because the information they provide could be the key to this investigation.

“A man has been brutally murdered and we are committed to bringing whoever attacked him to justice.

“There were some young people on the common that afternoon and cyclists passing by and I would ask anyone who was in that area, between 3.30pm and 5pm on Wednesday, to come forward and help us get justice for Peter and his loved ones.

“We are treating this attack as an isolated incident, however, there will be a police presence in the area over the weekend.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 339 of 25 July or visit https://mipp.police.uk/operation/554. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via Crimestoppers.



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