Most Wanted: Man sought over jeweller’s death may be in Stoke Newington

A man wanted in connection with the death of a jeweller who was stabbed at his flat in Suffolk could be in Stoke Newington, murder detectives have said.

Police in East Anglia want to question Pyotr Melaniuk in connection with the killing of 66-year-old Peter Avis in Bury St Edmunds on January 13.

Mr Melaniuk, who is Polish, is also thought to go by the names Irek Marciewicz, Pyotr Kelaniuil, Kamil Wislak and Ireneusz Melaniuk.

Officers say he is white, 5ft 6ins tall, with a slim or medium build and short hair.

Two of the middle fingers of his right hand are missing above the knuckles together with the thumb from the same hand.

He also has tattoos on his hands and a spider tattoo on his right arm.

Mr Melaniuk is believed to have connections to north London, particularly Tottenham and Stoke Newington.

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Det Supt 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.”

He said members of the public should not approach the wanted man.

Kamil Kita, 20, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murdering Mr Avis and was due in court today (January 26).

A 34-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds and a 30-year-old man from south Tottenham have appeared in court charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information about Melaniuk should call the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 0800 096 1011 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.