Police find ‘significant new lead’ in death of man found in burnt-out car 18 years ago

Police find ‘significant new lead’ in death of man found in burnt-out car 18 years ago


Detectives have re-opened a cold-case centred on a body found in a burnt-out car – saying they’ve found a “significant new lead”.

No one has ever been brought to justice over the death of George Tweedie, 18 years ago.

The Keresley murder victim was identified months after his body was discovered in a burnt-out car in Buxton, Derbyshire on May 7, 2002.

A post-mortem examination established he had died after being struck to the head, most likely with a blunt instrument.

His body was set alight sometime after he died, police believe.

While no one was ever convicted of his murder, three people were jailed for perverting the cause of justice in 2003.

Now, 18 years on, police are re-opening the case in hopes fresh information can help crack the case, reports Coventry Live.

Detective Inspector Teresa McKenna from Warwickshire Police Major Investigation Unit said: “As with all cold cases, we have kept this investigation under review. Now we have a significant new lead and have taken the decision to reopen it.

“Many people were spoken to as part of this investigation but we believe there may be evidence that was not disclosed to detectives.

“Nobody has ever been brought to justice for Mr Tweedie’s death and his family have had to live with this for 18 years.

“For their sake, I would urge anyone with information that could help with our investigation, no matter how small, to make contact with us.

“Your information could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.”

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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