WANTED: New police appeal in 'double murder' of Daniel Shaw and Johnny Robbins in Tile Hill, Coventry - The Coventry Observer

WANTED: New police appeal in 'double murder' of Daniel Shaw and Johnny Robbins in Tile Hill, Coventry

Coventry Editorial 17th Oct, 2018 Updated: 17th Oct, 2018   0

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a man and the kidnap and disappearance of a second man from Coventry have released details of two men wanted in connection with the offences.

They have also released CCTV of a man they are keen to speak with, who may be a vital witness.

Daniel Shaw, aged 28, was found with gunshot injuries to his chest at around 11:15pm on Sunday March 25 in Copland Place in the Tile Hill area of Coventry. He died at the scene.

Two men, aged 22 and 47, were arrested on suspicion of his murder and have been released pending further investigation.

Officers also believe the disappearance of Johnny Robbins, aged 33, is connected to Daniel’s death.

Johnny went missing on Wednesday March 21. Police believe he was kidnapped and tortured. It is thought he was then murdered, but sadly his body has not been found.

Detectives have now released CCTV of a man who may have witnessed the shooting of Daniel Shaw but has not yet spoken to police.

They say it’s likely he has vital information. Police also released details of several areas of interest to the investigation, including Lime Tree Park social club, Tile Hill, and Crackley Woods in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

In addition, officers are looking for two men wanted in connection with the offences.

Ben Whyley and Ryan Hobday are both 29 years-old and from Coventry.

Officers are urging anyone with any information about their whereabouts to get in touch as soon as possible. There are also concerns for their welfare as they have not been seen since the time of the murders by their families or friends.

Detective chief inspector Chris Mallett said: “We have made significant progress with this complex investigation. I can now confirm that we know Johnny Robbins was taken to Daniel Shaw’s home in Torrington Avenue (Tile Hill) and that their murders are linked.

“I’d urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the vicinity of 368 Torrington Avenue between Wednesday 21 March and Sunday 25 March who hasn’t already spoken to us, to get in touch.

“We’ve received lots of information from the community of Tile Hill and beyond. There are many people who have anonymously told us what has happened and who is responsible for these murders. We also know that many are too frightened to come forward and tell us these things in a way that will allow us to arrest and convict the murderers and those who conspired with them to kill Daniel and Johnny.

“I understand that you may be scared to come forward and provide this information but I can help you do it in a way that protects you and your families.

“Daniel and Johnny’s families are devastated. They need answers and I need your help to get those answers and justice for them. I have a dedicated team of detectives working on this investigation, but I need the community of Coventry to stand up to those causing fear and intimidation where you live and stop this from happening again.

“Two innocent men have lost their lives in the most horrific circumstances, please do the right thing and get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police’s Homicide Team via 101; call 0121 428 6127 or email [email protected]. Alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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