Daughters Of Shooting Victim Make Fresh Plea To Catch Killer

15th November 2018

The devastated daughters of a man shot dead in Great Barr, Birmingham,  have made an impassioned fresh plea to catch his killer.

Jason Spence suffered fatal wounds after shots were fired at him from a car in Cardington Avenue at around 11.15pm on 13 November, 2002.

His family have joined detectives in making a renewed appeal to find whoever was responsible 16 years ago on from the murder of the 31-year-old.

Daughter Cherre, now aged 27, said: "He was a good man, we spent all our time with him so to have him taken away like that is hard to explain.

"We want to move on but we can't when we don't have answers. I have two young children and how do you explain to them. It is not just about not knowing who did it but why?"

Fellow daughter Tammy, 22, added: "We need justice, and we are urging people to come forward and give any information. Please help us as a family and we want to move on with our lives.

"Even if you think it is insignificant it could help. My dad meant everything; he was our best friend."

Jason had earlier been at the Bell pub in Booths Farm Road, Great Barr, prior to the shooting.

After he left there is believed to have been some sort of altercation between Jason and two men in a silver coloured Mitsubishi Gallant estate car.

Jason and his friends left but were followed by the Mitsubishi to Cardington Avenue where a further altercation took place and shots were fired from the car.

Descriptions from the time were that the driver was a white man, aged in his late 20s, with a black moustache or possibly a goatee beard. The passenger was also white, of a similar age and his complexion was described as pock-marked.

Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Orencas, from the force's homicide team said: "This may have been 16 years ago but Jason's family are still devastated and deserve to know why this happened and get justice.

"There are people in the community who will know the answers and now is time to check your loyalties and allegiances.

"Jason never got to meet his grandchildren who have a huge hole in their lives missing forever.

"Those who know who the killer is may be a grandfather themselves so put yourself in the position of this family and do the right thing.

"Have a conscience and look deep into your soul, then tell us who was responsible for the murder."

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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