Felixstowe: Murder suspects in Darryl Bundy case will not face charges

TWO men arrested on suspicion of murdering a father-of-three in Felixstowe will face no further police action, it was revealed today.

John Treasure, 55, of west Felixstowe, and his son, or stepson Kye Chilton, 24, of Ipswich, were arrested last December as part of investigations into the death of 29-year-old Darryl Bundy, who suffered fatal stab wounds in Selvale Way.

Now police have announced that after eight months and following a thorough investigation and the submission of a file to the Crown Prosecution Service, no charges will be brought.

The decision was made by the CPS after considering the evidence presented.

Also, no further action is to be taken against Mr Bundy’s brother Steven, 24, who was arrested on suspicion of an aggravated burglary on the night of the tragedy, and who had also been on bail since.


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Police were called to Selvale Way on the evening of Friday December 16 by the ambulance service who were on scene treating Darryl Bundy, who had been injured in an incident. He was taken to Ipswich hospital but later died.

A post-mortem examination found he died as a result of being stabbed.

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“The men were released on police bail but following a thorough investigation a file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, who made the decision that the men would face no further action,” said a police spokesman.

Mr Bundy, whose family live in Stour Avenue, was a professional tattoo artist, and had been living in the Wirral for the past four years with his partner of ten years, Kerry Roberts, 32.

He was born in Colchester and then moved to Germany as a toddler because his father was in the forces.

The family returned to Felixstowe in 1987 and he attended Grange Primary School, and later had spells at both Deben and Orwell high schools.

He returned home in December for a short while to visit family and because his grandmother was unwell.

St Mary’s Church in Walton High Street was packed for his funeral, at which he was described as “a practical man and an artist at heart”.

The Rev Napo John had described him as a “talented and intelligent young man” who, despite not being best suited to formal education, had been determined to secure a professional college qualification and make a good life for himself.

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