'Hope for justice' as 10 arrested in connection with six-year-old Coventry murder cases - The Coventry Observer

'Hope for justice' as 10 arrested in connection with six-year-old Coventry murder cases

Coventry Editorial 12th Apr, 2024 Updated: 12th Apr, 2024   0

THE FAMILIES of two men murdered in Coventry six years ago have spoken of their ongoing hope for justice after 10 people were arrested in connection with the crimes.

Johnny Robbins, 33, disappeared on March 21, 2018, with police believing he was tortured before being murdered.

His body has not been found.

Johnny’s death is linked to the murder of Daniel Shaw, who was found with gunshot injuries to his chest in Copland Place, Tile Hill, on March 25, 2018.

Six men have now been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, while two women and two men have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All those held are in their 20s and 30s and were arrested across the Midlands, in areas including Coventry and Warwickshire.

Three of the men arrested were held yesterday and this morning and are still in custody.

The seven other arrested suspects have been released on bail while the investigation continues.

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Police are still looking for Ryan Hobday, aged 28 in 2018, from Coventry who is wanted in connection with the murders.

Police are still seeking him, however, we believe he may also have been murdered.

Johnny’s mother Ginnie said today: “We’ve been in a very long and black tunnel for six long and painful years.

“There’s still a long way to go but we are very confident in the job the homicide team are doing to get justice for our very much loved and dearly missed Johnny.”

Daniel’s sister Blossom added: “It is uplifting as a family to finally see, after six years, some positive progress in the investigation into Daniel’s murder.

“We truly hope we can get some justice for Dan and our thoughts are with him always.”

Deputy Senior Investigating Officer Jenny Birch said: “These are significant arrests that have been some time in the planning.

“We are absolutely committed to establishing the truth behind what happened to Johnny and Daniel.

“While we have made good progress in recent months, it’s still really important that anyone who has information on the murders gets in touch.

“Six years have passed, and allegiances change. Do the right thing, and pick up the phone and tell us what you know.”

Visit mipp.police.uk/operation/20WMP18A18-PO1 to report any information on the location of Ryan Hobday, or any other intelligence which may help the case.

Alternatively, call 0800 555 111 to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.


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