Police release CCTV images in effort to find killer of tragic Tom Kirwan

Police today released these new images of people they want to speak to in connection with the murder of Wolves fan Tom Kirwan – as a well-known player planted a tree in his memory.

Defender Jody Craddock was today planting the tree for Tom Kirwan, who died last July after a night out in the city. The 23-year-old was stabbed outside the Uberra Club in Wolverhampton on July 8, after trouble spilled outside the venue.

To coincide with the tree planting, police have released a number of new images of people they would like to speak to who they believe may have information that could assist the investigation.

Tom Kirwan
Murder victim Tom Kirwan

Detectives believe that these potential witnesses may have helped several people at the scene at the time of the stabbing. Det Insp Warren Hines leading the investigation said: “We would urge anyone in these images, anyone who recognises the people in these images or anyone who has information but have not already spoken to police to contact us.

“We will treat all information in confidence.

“Tom was a hard-working young man who had a full life ahead of him. Our investigation into what happened is ongoing and we certainly haven’t given up on finding his killer.”

The new appeal has been launched on the day Wolves defender Jody Craddock plants a tree in Mr Kirwan’s honour as part of a ceremony that will be attended by Tom’s mother Emer

Kirwan and his fiancée Jade Elwell. The tree, a Crimson King maple, will be planted on park land next to Little’s Lane off St Patricks Ring Road by the canal, next to the former Uberra club, at 10am.

A total of 11 people have been arrested and remain on bail in connection with the murder investigation. Around 200 people took part in a memorial walk and candlelit vigil last December, while a petition for tougher sentences for those carrying knives is also being collected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives in the Major Investigation and Review Team at Harborne police station working on Operation Prose on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.