Police hunt for man in connection with Wootton murder
Police are looking for a man in connection with the Murder of a Wootton man.
Officers conducting enquiries say the man in question may have significant information on the murder of Wootton man Ian Staves.
Humberside Police are looking to speak to the man, to gain further information, with the male having links to Hull.
The force announced a £20,000 reward days prior, for anyone who can help in the investigation.
Emergency services attended a house on Cherry Lane, in Wootton, on Monday, September 12, where Ian’s body was discovered.
The 44-year-old was discovered with ‘injuries consistent with third-party involvement’ Police said.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis, leading the investigation, said: “We believe this man could have significant information into Ian’s murder. It is thought he may have links to the Hull area.
“If you have any information about the man in these images, or if you are the man in these images, I would encourage you to get in touch with us.”
Officers are also attempting to trace a red Vauxhall Corsa believed to have been stolen in Hull and driven to the scene of the killing, there is no word on if these two leads are connected.
Police identified the vehicle as a red Vauxhall Corsa SRI Turbo, registration YEL, which was stolen shortly before the murder took place.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis said previously:
“We now believe the 69-plate red Vauxhall Corsa, which had a registration ending in YEL, was stolen from Hull as part of a burglary that occurred overnight on Friday 9 September 2022. It is believed the vehicle was in the Hull area immediately before it was driven over the Humber Bridge towards Ian’s address in Wootton.
“You can make contact with the independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have any information, no matter how small or insignificant you think it may be, as it could prove vital to our investigation and bringing Ian’s killer to justice. Information can also be passed directly to the investigation team and will be dealt with in the strictest confidence through the Major Incident Portal or you can call us on 101, quoting log 210 of 12 September.”
(Image: Humberside Police)
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