Chasetown man died after being shot in the chest

Police cordon off the property in Meadway Street

Police cordon off the property in Meadway Street

A man found dead in his Chasetown home had been shot in the chest.

Police confirmed the violent nature of the 27-year-old’s death at a house in Meadway Street and have now launched a murder investigation.

The man has not yet been formally identified, but has been named locally as Richard Deakin.

The body was discovered after police were called to the scene following reports of suspicious activity yesterday morning (July 5) at around 8.30am.

Local residents have told The Lichfield Blog that two men had been seen leaping the garden fence after pulling up in a black car.

Chief Inspector Selwyn Burton, from Trent Valley Division, said:

“This type of shocking incident is very rare in Staffordshire and is being thoroughly investigated by the force’s Major Investigation Department. Specially-trained officers are offering support to the victim’s family.

“Uniformed officers will remain in the area today to offer reassurance to local residents. Anyone with information should ring Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

The scene remained cordoned off this afternoon while investigations continued.

Chief Inspector Selwyn Burton, from Trent Valley Division, said: “This type of shocking incident is very rare in Staffordshire and is being thoroughly investigated by the force’s Major Investigation Department. Specially-trained officers are offering support to the victim’s family.

“Uniformed officers will remain in the area today to offer reassurance to local residents.


“Anyone with information should ring Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”
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2 Comments

  1. steph

    6th July, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    if chasetown is not safe where is? and what do we have to do to make this commuity safe for the future

  2. FullTimeCareer

    7th July, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Maybe i am thick – but why has “Steph” got red marks for asking a question?