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Wednesday 14 January 2015, 1:54 PM

We are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Shaun James.

Shaun, from Cinderford, Gloucs, was found dead on a lane off Steam Mills Road just after 7pm on 15 December 2002.

Gloucestershire Police believe the 32-year-old was deliberately run over and dragged for 65 metres under the vehicle before being left to die.

He was seen having an argument with the driver of a white Ford Transit type van earlier in the evening after leaving the Upper Bilson Inn, in Cinderford.

It is thought he was taken in this vehicle to the lane off Steam Mills Road where he was killed. The van was seen leaving the lane at speed on that evening.

Despite a thorough police investigation in the 12 years since the murder, no-one has been brought to justice for Shaun’s death.

Now Crimestoppers is offering a reward in the hope that the individual or individuals responsible will finally be caught.

The money is in addition to a further £5,000 reward currently being offered by Gloucestershire Police.*

Tony Butler, Chairman of Crimestoppers’ Gloucestershire committee, said: “This is an awful crime where a young man lost his life in horrendous circumstances.

“The person or people responsible need to be brought to justice and we would urge anyone who knows what happened to contact us anonymously.

“You have nothing to fear by contacting Crimestoppers. We do not take personal details and we cannot trace calls or information given online. You will not have to give a statement to police or appear in court.

“We don’t need to know who you are, just what you know.”

If you have any information on this crime please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at

*Note: The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers. Information passed to police will not qualify.


For more information please contact Crimestoppers Media Officer Hannah Mouland on 0208 835 3737 or email

For members of the press, please refer to our Notes to Editors.

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