Further appeal for information four weeks on from the murder of Miguel Reynolds

*Published Thursday, 5 July at 10.00am*

A further appeal for information has been issued by detectives four weeks on from the murder of Miguel Reynolds.

Miguel was shot with a handgun in Assissian Crescent, Netherton on Thursday, 7 June. He was taken to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. Officers believe an earlier shooting, also with a handgun, in Marie Curie Avenue is linked to the murder investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Warlow said: "A month has now passed since Miguel’s death and while nine people have been arrested in connection with the murder, we are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have information which could prove vital to our investigation. We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry and this has included warrants and searches taking place within the community over the last four weeks, as well as high visibility patrols and detectives in the area.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed males, some on foot and some riding mountain bikes, in the area of Harrops Croft estate and the canal path shortly after 8pm on the 7 June. We are also keen to speak to anyone who saw a small fire and males in the area of the sports field adjacent to Harrops Croft estate shortly after 8pm, and three people in the area of Henry Hickman Close, Peterborough Drive and Magdalen Square on the same night when the first non-injury shooting happened on Marie Curie Avenue.

“We believe they may have seen some or all of the people involved and would be keen to trace them. I would urge them to come forward and give any information they may have, no matter how small, as it could greatly assist with our enquiries."

“The community remains in shock following the murder of Miguel and we are determined to find those responsible for this awful crime and bring them to justice. The incident took place on a light summers evening in a residential area and with the public’s help, we will continue to take action on any information given to us. High visibility patrols remain present in the area providing reassurance to the community.”

Anyone with any information about this incident can contact @MerpolCC, 101 or should you wish to speak with someone anonymously, you can call @Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.