Police are urgent looking for Leighton Snook in connection with the murder of Donald Ralph aged 83

Police are urgently looking to trace a man who has links to Hastings, Suffolk, Hartlepool & County Durham.

In connection with the murder of Donald Ralph who is aged 83-years-old.

Essex Police want to urgently speak to Leighton Snook in connection with the murder of Donald Ralph which happened in Adlham.

A 16-year-old boy from Leicester was arrested in Colchester last night, Wednesday 30 December, in connection with our investigation.

He remains in custody for questioning on suspicion of murder. Detective Chief Inspector Scott Egerton, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “We urgently need to speak to Leighton Snook in connection with the murder of Donald Ralph.

“I would strongly urge him, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts, to contact police.“I ask members of the public not to approach him but to call police immediately.

“Anybody who is found to be assisting those involved in Mr Ralph’s murder in any way will be subject of a thorough investigation and could find themselves prosecuted for assisting an offender.”