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Chasetown murder: Two men released on bail

Richard Deakin

Richard Deakin

Two men arrested in connection with the murder of Richard Deakin in Chasetown have been released on police bail.

The pair were questioned by police yesterday (July 21) over the death of Mr Deakin who was killed on July 5 in his Meadway Street home, but have now been released pending further inquiries.

Chief Inspector Selwyn Burton said:

“Our Major Investigation Department is carrying out a full, detailed inquiry into Mr Deakin’s death. We are determined to bring his killers to justice and are continuing to appeal for anybody with information to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to ring Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Neighbourhood uniformed officers have maintained high-visibility patrols in the Meadway Street area following the incident, to offer reassurance to local residents.

A drop-in event was held at the nearby Ridgeway Primary School on July 19 where police, local councillors and other partners were on hand to discuss any concerns. Newsletters have also been issued to local residents to keep them updated.

The two men arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of Richard Deakin in Chasetown have been released on police bail, pending further inquiries.

Chief Inspector Selwyn Burton, from Trent Valley division, said: “Our Major Investigation Department is carrying out a full, detailed inquiry into Mr Deakin’s death. We are determined to bring his killers to justice and are continuing to appeal for anybody with information to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to ring Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Neighbourhood uniformed officers have maintained high-visibility patrols in the Meadway Street area following the incident, to offer reassurance to local residents. A drop-in event was held at the nearby Ridgeway Primary School on Monday (19 July) where police, Lichfield District Council, local councillors and other partners were on hand to discuss any concerns. Newsletters have also been issued to local residents to keep them updated.

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3 Comments

  1. Sarah

    22nd July, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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  2. Daz

    22nd July, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    They were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. The police have not said that they did the deed!

  3. Ross

    22nd July, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Due to the ongoing legal status of the case, we have had to moderate comments on this post. We will also be closing it to future comments as no-one has yet been charged in relation to the incident. This step has been taken to protect ourselves and those making comments on the site.