Cambridge: Fresh Investigation Launched 18 Years After Murder

27 November 2013, 06:34

Detectives have launched a fresh investigation into the cold case murder of Ian Grant in Cambridge, 18 years after he was killed.

Mr Grant, who worked as a doorman at nightclubs around Cambridge, was killed on 14th November 1995.

The 24-year-old was found dead on wasteland near Fulbourne Hospital in Cherry Hinton just after midnight on November 15, 1995.

He had been shot in the head.

He had been last seen at 8pm earlier that evening when he left his nearby flat in Speedwell Close.

It is thought he was killed between 8pm and 10pm on November 14.

His girlfriend's car had also been set alight two weeks prior to his murder. 

Detectives still believe that incident is linked to the killing.

Now the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are renewing their appeal for information after fresh evidence emerged.

Detective Chief Inspector John Hutchinson, told Heart why they're starting a cold case review, "We have taken a fresh look at this investigation, and identified some different angles that weren't looked at at the time. 

We continually review unsolved murder investigations and believe we have made a significant breakthrough in this particular inquiry.

As a result we are re-launching the investigation into Ian Grant's murder.

Eighteen years is a huge amount of time for allegiances to change, and we know that people who didn't want to speak to police at the time of the investigation, now do.

We have a significant team of detectives working on the re-opened inquiry, and we're optimistic that we can finally achieve justice for Ian's family.

What I'm specifically asking for is for people to look back 18 years ago, to 1995, remembering what was going on, and remembering what was happening with the Ian Grant murder.

I'd urge you, if you have any information that at the time you didn't come forward with, but now you think may be relevant please come forward. 

We can do that in the strictest of confidence, we can speak to you privately away from your normal circles, and we can explain what will happen in the future, but it's really, really important you come and speak to us now, because you are not alone, there are others who have made that commitment and who are coming forward, and we'd like you to join them."