Man Arrested In Spain Over Double Murder In Coventry

2 December 2018, 06:09 | Updated: 2 December 2018, 06:10

Daniel Shawn Johnny Robbins Coventry double murder

A man arrested in Spain in connection with a double murder in Coventry has been released on bail.

The 29-year-old has been quizzed over the murder of 28-year-old Daniel Shaw and the disappearance of Johnny Robbins, 33, who is thought to have been kidnapped, tortured and killed.

West Midlands Police have previously named Ben Whyley and Ryan Hobday, both 29, in connection with the murders, but said it was feared they may have been killed.

The force would not confirm the identity of the suspect who was brought back to the West Midlands after being detained in Spain on Thursday.

On Saturday, a police spokeswoman said he had been released on police bail under strict conditions and must report back by the end of December.

Mr Shaw was found dead in Tile Hill, Coventry, on March 25, four days after Mr Robbins, 33, went missing in the same area.

Detectives believe Mr Robbins was killed after being taken to Mr Shaw's home, but his body has not been found.

In an appeal in October, police said so-called proof-of-life inquiries suggested Whyley and Hobday had either deliberately taken themselves "off the radar" or were both dead.