Crimestoppers appeal leads to new information in Coventry murders case - The Coventry Observer

Crimestoppers appeal leads to new information in Coventry murders case

Coventry Editorial 5th Apr, 2023   0

NEW information has been received regarding the murders of Johnny Robbins and Daniel Shaw following an appeal.

Police have confirmed to the Observer they are now investigating the information and have urged Coventrians to ‘do the right thing and come forward with what they know.’

Crimestoppers recently put forward a £20,000 reward on the fifth anniversary of the murders for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Police believe 33-year-old Johnny Robbins, who disappeared on March 21, 2018, was tortured before being murdered, although 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 of the same year.

Police believe before Johnny was murdered, he was taken to Daniel Shaw’s home on Torrington Avenue on March 21 2018.




Several arrests have been made during the investigation although as of yet no one has been charged.

Last month, police released a picture of an Audi SQ5 which is believed to have been used to transport Johnny after he was kidnapped.


Police found it in Birmingham 18 months later, and it has been forensically examined.

Police have also re-appealed for information to help trace a man in a motorcycle helmet who was seen on CCTV outside Mr Shaw’s address before the shooting.

And a fresh appeal has been launched for information on the whereabouts of Ryan Hobday, who was 28 at the time of the murders.

Coventry man Hobday is wanted in connection with the murders.

Police are still seeking his whereabouts but believe he may also have been murdered.

Det Supt Chris Mallet, leading the investigation, said: “Five years on, it’s devastating for the families that the people who carried out these sickening murders have still not been brought to justice.

“These murders happened on the streets of Coventry – streets that are meant to be safe for families.

“The people who did this need to know we are determined to bring them to justice.”

Only information passed to Crimestoppers will be eligible for the reward.

Call 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org to anonymously submit information.

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