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22nd May, 2022

Police investigating murder at Redditch Asda trying to trace witness who caught train to Longbridge on the same night

Bromsgrove Editorial 13th May, 2022

POLICE investigating a murder outside Redditch’s Asda are trying to trace a witness who took a train from the town to Longbridge on the same evening.

Ian Kirwin died after the incident outside the store on Jinnah Road around 8pm on March 8.

Two youths, aged 14 and 15, have been charged with Ian’s murder.

Officers have identified from CCTV a man who travelled by train from Redditch to Longbridge around 7.45pm.

He was Asian, with short black hair and a short, black goatee beard.

He was wearing a black jacket, with a purple high-visibility vest over the top, grey trousers and a red or maroon cap.

He was also carrying a blue rucksack.

Officers have CCTV images of the man that may be released if he cannot be initially identified.

Anyone with any information that could help identify him should call police on 101 or visit quoting Operation Eider.

Alternatively, information can be given by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

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