Police appeal for this man to help Ian Kirwan Redditch Asda murder investigation

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West Mercia Police issue CCTV of rail passenger travelling from Redditch to Longbridge around 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 8

Can you help West Mercia Police find this man who they believe has information about the murder of Ian Kirwan outside Asda in Redditch on March 8.

Officers have released CCTV images of the man who was spotted travelling on a train from Redditch towards Longbridge on the date Ian was fatally attacked at 7.30pm.

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Five teenagers from south Birmingham have been charged with murdering Ian, aged 53. The force has described the rail passenger they want to speak to as white with short, dark hair.

West Mercia Police want to speak to this man in connection with their investigation into the murder of Ian Kirwan outside Asda in RedditchWest Mercia Police want to speak to this man in connection with their investigation into the murder of Ian Kirwan outside Asda in Redditch
West Mercia Police want to speak to this man in connection with their investigation into the murder of Ian Kirwan outside Asda in Redditch | West Mercia Police

Police said he was wearing a grey hoody, a black, puffa-style gilet, black jogging trousers and trainers at the time, while carrying a black rucksack.

Detectives appealed for anyone who recognises the man or has information to get in touch.

Paying tribute in March, Mr Kirwan’s family said the software engineer, who was stabbed in Jinnah Road, was the "warmest, kindest man who was always there for anybody in need".

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West Mercia Police want to speak with this man about the murder of Ian Kirwan outside Asda in RedditchWest Mercia Police want to speak with this man about the murder of Ian Kirwan outside Asda in Redditch
West Mercia Police want to speak with this man about the murder of Ian Kirwan outside Asda in Redditch | West Mercia Police

If you can help Call 101 or visit West Mercia Police website quoting Operation Eider. Alternatively, if you have information but don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers. It is 100% anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call or IP address. You can contact them at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or 0800 555 111.

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