£10,000 reward offered for information about murder of man found at Derbyshire allotment

A £10,000 reward is being offered for information about the murder of a man who was found at an allotment in a Derbyshire town.

Monday, 17th February 2020, 11:16 am

Police were called to the allotment off Prospect Drive, Shirebrook, at around 10am on January 26 and discovered the body of 55-year-old Andrew Jackson.

A total of seven people have since been arrested on suspicion of murder but no charges have yet been brought.

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Andrew Jackson.

Crimestoppers has put up the £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Mr Jackson’s murder.

Chief Superintendent Hayley Barnett, of Derbyshire Constabulary, said Mr Jackson suffered a stab wound and multiple injuries to his face, torso and limbs, which suggests he was assaulted.

She added: “The investigation into Mr Jackson’s death is still very much ongoing.

“We’re extremely grateful to Crimestoppers for offering this £10,000 reward.

“We need the public’s help and I would urge anyone with information about Mr Jackson’s death to get in touch.

“Mr Jackson’s family are desperately keen to find out what happened to him.”

Lydia Patsalides, East Midlands regional manager at Crimestoppers, added: “We know that somebody knows what happened to Andrew, who was known as ‘Catman’ to his friends.

“He is described by those that knew him as ‘vulnerable but able to get by’.

“We would like to see justice for him.

“Please do the right thing and if you know who’s responsible for Andrew’s murder, speak up.

“We take information about crime each and every day and give a voice to those who would otherwise not be heard.

“Everyone who contacts Crimestoppers stays 100 per cent anonymous. Always.

“Even if you think your information is insignificant, it could be you that makes a difference.

“If you would like to speak to us anonymously, our UK contact centre is open 24/7 on 0800 555 111 or you can use our anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

“Together, we can help to have those behind Andrew’s death face up to their actions and keep other people from being harmed,” she added.