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Police issue renewed appeal over Kevin Lavelle murder

Kevin Lavelle, 29, who died after an attack at The Cricketers Club in Grimsbury in 2004

Kevin Lavelle, 29, who died after an attack at The Cricketers Club in Grimsbury in 2004

A new appeal to find the killers of Kevin Lavelle, who died ten years ago this month, is being made by Banbury police.

Mr Lavelle, 29, of Bootle, Merseyside, was attacked at The Cricketer’s pub in Grimsbury on June 24, 2004.

On Monday, Thames Valley Police held a press conference to renew the appeal to find his killers. The dad-of-two was struck with an iron dumbbell on the night of the England versus Portugal Euro 2004 match. England will be playing the last of their group games in this year’s World Cup on the tenth anniversary of his death.

Principal Investigator Pete Beirne said: “It has been ten years since the attack and I believe that as time has passed, allegiances and friendships might have changed.

“Detectives from our Major Crime Review Team have been conducting enquiries in both Banbury and the Pontypridd area of Wales, revisiting lines of enquiry to keep this investigation active and fresh in people’s minds. Someone somewhere knows who did this and we will follow every line of enquiry until we find who is responsible.”

Steve Duffy, the detective inspector who led the investigation, also attended the press conference despite now being retired. Up to £30,000 is on offer to anyone with information about the attack, in which an inquest revealed Mr Lavelle suffered 50 injuries.

Those with information are urged to call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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