Crimestoppers Reward After Dad Shot Dead

24th June 2015

Crimestoppers are today putting up a reward of up to £12,000 for information on the murder of Seacroft dad Adam Chadwick.

They originally offered up to £5,000 in January 2009, seven months after the 20-year-old father-of-one was shot while defending his sister's home, in Clifton Mount, Harehills, from a masked gang.

He was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries.

His daughter, Ruby, was just three at the time and he had been celebrating her birthday on the day of the attack.

Despite an intensive investigation by West Yorkshire Police and numerous appeals by Adam's family the culprits have not been found.

Now, exactly seven years after his death, Crimestoppers has increased the reward to up to £12,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Gemma Wilson, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers in Yorkshire, said: "This is a horrific crime which has devastated a family and left a young girl without a father. It is still unclear what the motive was for this attack but Adam's family deserves answers."

Adam, a carpet fitter from Seacroft, was shot in the head as he tried to prevent the gang of three men and one woman from forcing their way in to his sister Gemma's property at around 10.40pm on June 24, 2008.

On the day of the shooting the woman had been seen knocking doors in Clifton Mount, asking for someone called Michelle.

The woman is described as white, aged 25 to 28, 5ft 6in and skinny with dark, shoulder-length, and untidy hair.

The three men are described as black, between 5ft and 6ft tall. They wore army-style camouflage clothing and black balaclavas.

All four suspects are believed to have escaped in a stolen dark blue Ford Focus C-Max car with the registration YH54 SBV. This was found abandoned in Chapeltown.

If you have any information please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the Crimestoppers Anonymous Online Form

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