Detectives investigating Killamarsh murder search for Vauxhall Astra
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Detectives investigating the death of Ricky Collins in Killamarsh last week are appealing for help in finding a silver 59 plate Vauxhall Astra believed to be connected to the case.
Mr Collins, 31, died in hospital after he was stabbed during an altercation in Westthorpe Road on the evening of Monday 29 March.
A murder investigation launched since his death has seen three men, one woman and a 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with the incident.
Officers have also been searching for a silver 59 plate Astra, which was captured on CCTV in the area of Westthorpe Road around the time of the alleged assault on Mr Collins.
Although there is nothing distinctive about the five-door car, we are hoping someone may have seen a similar vehicle parked up in an unusual spot in the last few days, or seen a car like it dumped somewhere.
We also want to hear from anyone who may have been offered a silver Astra for sale since 29 March.
Detective Inspector Chris Marriott, who is leading the investigation, said: “As part of our investigation, we need to find the Astra and I am urging anyone who might be able to help us, to get in touch now.
“I appreciate that silver Astras are very common. However, it may be that you’ve seen a car like it parked up near where you live or work – or perhaps you’ve seen one left in an unusual place, such as a country lane.
“This particular vehicle is linked to addresses in South Yorkshire.
“If that jogs your memory, and it doesn’t quite sit right, please call us. Your information could be of great assistance to our investigation.”
We would urge anyone with information who hasn’t yet come forward to contact us. You can do so completely anonymously, through the independent charity Crimestoppers. They can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Those who are happy to speak directly to police can do so by the following methods. Please quote reference 21*174876 in any correspondence.
- Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website– complete the online contact form derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.
A 24-year-old man and 29-year-old woman, both from Sheffield, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.
Two men aged 43 and 44 have been charged with assisting an offender. A 16-year-old boy, who was arrested on suspicion of murder last week, has been bailed pending further inquiries.