Updated: Man suspected of stabbing 46-year-old man to death on Hull footbridge is found dead

The scene of the incident. Picture: Google Maps

The scene of the incident. Picture: Google Maps

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A murder suspect in the investigation into the death of 46-year-old Hull man David Rylands has been found dead.

Humberside Police were called to the Selby Street footbridge in Hull on Wednesday just before 8.10pm where Mr Rylands had been stabbed. He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary but died a short time later.

David Rylands

David Rylands

Today the police force has revealed that 48-year-old Darren Gordon, from Hull, was identified as a suspect for the murder but was found dead on Thursday morning.

A dog walker discovered his body in the woodlands around Hesslewood Hall, in Ferriby Road, Hessle, at around 9.20am. 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 on-going in relation to the scene at Selby Street footbridge and the woodland at Hesslewood Hall to obtain further clarity around Darren Gordon’s involvement in David Rylands’ murder. A team of detectives are continuing to pursue numerous lines of enquiry.”

He said family liaison officers are continuing to support Mr Rylands’ family and urged anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

Call police on 101, quoting log 492, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 with any information that could assist police.

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