Hull footbridge murder: Suspect found dead in woodlands

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MURDER SQUAD detectives investigating the stabbing of a man on a footbridge in Hull say the body of a suspect has been found in woodlands.

David Rylands, 46, died after being attacked on the Selby Street footbridge on Wednesday night.

The scene of the incident. Picture: Google Maps

The scene of the incident. Picture: Google Maps

Police said the motive for the attack by another man, who then fled the scene was not clear.

Today, Humberside Police found the body of Darren Gordon, 48, who they had identified as a suspect for the murder. His body was spotted by a dog walker in the woodlands around Hesslewood Hall, Ferriby Road, Hessle.

Police say Mr Gordon’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Baldwin, who is leading the murder investigation, said: “Enquiries into David Rylands’ murder and the circumstances leading up to it are continuing, however Darren Gordon was a significant interest to the case.

“It is clear from the investigation to date that one man was responsible for the stabbing Mr Rylands, which ultimately led to his death at Hull Royal Infirmary a short time later.”

Forensic work is continuing to establish the circumstances of both deaths,

Meanwhile, Mr Rylands’ family is being supported by specially-trained officers.

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