DETECTIVES investigating the suspicious death of a solicitor have traced a key witness after returning to the scene on the two-week anniversary of his death.
Peter Maine, who had worked at Hall and Co LLP in Easington Colliery, was found with stab wounds on a path close to the running track at Maiden Castle, in Durham, at just after 8am on Sunday, September 1.
He had started his jog after leaving his Range Rover in the city’s Old Elvet at 7.25am.
Officers returned to the scene at the weekend to try and trace people around at the time Mr Maine, 56, from Wynyard, met his death.
As a result, police have traced a cyclist who is now helping the team.
Police are treating Mr Maine’s death as suspicious but keeping an open mind about how he came by his injuries.
They are still trying to trace a retired couple who walked past the scene as Mr Maine was being attended to by paramedics, two males seen near Baths Bridge, and a walker.
Searches of the river bank area are expected to continue until tomorrow, when police will carry out a review and consider their next step.
Mr Maine was confirmed dead shortly after he arrived at the University Hospital of North Durham.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.