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10 years on: New appeal over murder of father

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

Police are appealing for information on the 10th anniversary of the murder of a former Birmingham man.

David Currier was murdered 10 years ago

David Currier, more commonly known among his friends by the nickname 'Danger', was murdered at his home during the early hours of February 7, 2009.

Mr Currier, originally from the Stirchley area of Birmingham, sustained a fatal stab wound to his leg at his home in Birmingham Road, in Bromsgrove.

At the time of his murder, his young son – who was only six-years-old – was at the address. When police officers attended, the young boy was discovered alone at the property with his dead father.

There were signs of forced entry at the home and a disturbance. Police also found clear evidence indicating that several people had been present around the time of the murder.

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information on Mr Currier's murder that leads to an arrest and conviction of those responsible.

West Mercia Police's Major Investigation Unit are currently reviewing the case and hoping that the 10th anniversary of Mr Currier's murder will result in vital new information.

Witnesses reported seeing a white Ford Transit van and a dark red hatch-back car, possibly a Hyundai, in the area of Birmingham Road and School Lane at around 12.30am that morning. Four men were also seen standing beside both vehicles close to the entrance of what was formerly The Mount School, and now KeyOstas, before walking along Birmingham Road in the direction of David Currier's house.

Desperate

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David's brother, Nick Barry, said: "It has now been ten years since David's devastating murder and while nothing will bring him back, as a family we are desperate to find out who is responsible for taking him from us.

"If you have any information we urge you to contact the police or Crimestoppers as we are still suffering from our loss and cannot find closure until the offenders are brought to justice."

Detective Inspector Mark Walters, from West Mercia Police, added: "I am confident there are people out there who know the identity of those responsible for David's murder and encourage anyone who may have any information, no matter how small or insignificant they may feel it is, to please come forward.

"The investigation team are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the white coloured transit van or dark red hatch-back car on or near to Birmingham Road and/or School Lane around the time of the incident.

"Our thoughts remain with the family of David Currier who continue to suffer from their loss 10 years on and in particular his son, who tragically lost his father at such a young age."

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or go online at crimestoppers-uk.org Alternatively, call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 374S of 010219.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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