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Murder case: New appeal

PUBLISHED: 17:30 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:06 22 October 2010

Detectives investigating the alleged stabbing of a man outside a Wisbech pub issued a fresh appeal for witnesses yesterday.

They want to trace a young man and a woman who were seen in the area of the Wisbech Arms pub in the town's Exchange Square in the early hours of Sunday, June.

Detectives investigating the alleged stabbing of a man outside a Wisbech pub issued a fresh appeal for witnesses yesterday.

They want to trace a young man and a woman who were seen in the area of the Wisbech Arms pub in the town's Exchange Square in the early hours of Sunday, June 4.

Officers working on the investigation - Operation Inverness - believe the couple could have useful information about events connected to the death of builder Christopher Garford, 49, who died

outside the pub the previous evening.

They have already spoken to two other people who came forward after media appeals, who gave details of a man and woman seen sitting on a bench in the Harecroft Road area at about midnight eating a take-away.

The man is described as wearing a baseball cap with the letters NY on the front.

The second witness gave details of a man and woman in the area at the back of the Wisbech Arms, where the man is described as wearing a cap.

Both people are said to be young.

A police spokesman said: "Officers are keen to speak

to these people as they may have information that could help with the investigation.

"If you were the couple, or know who they are, I would urge you to contact the police."

Contact the Operation Inverness team on 0845 456 4564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Pub landlord Steven French, 49, who ran the Wisbech Arms, has been charged with the murder of Mr Garford.

Joanna Gonsalves, 28, of Church Lane, Tydd St Giles has been accused of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender.

Both have been remanded in custody and are due to

appear at Cambridge Crown Court on September 25.


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