Tom Kirwan: Gary Powndland continues to appeal for help finding cousin's killer Fresh plea for information on eight anniversary of Tom Kirwan's death

By Dayna Farrington | Wolverhampton | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Comedian Gary Powndland has again spoken out and issued a fresh appeal for information on the eighth anniversary of his cousin Tom Kirwan's murder.

Jack Kirwan, aka Gary Powndland, posted the appeal for help in tracking down Tom Kirwan's killer last year

Jack Kirwan posted on his Gary Powndland Facebook page on July 8 last year revealing his true identity to appeal for witnesses to come forward after his cousin Tom was stabbed to death outside a Wolverhampton nightclub in July 2012.

No-one has ever been charged with the July 2012 murder.

Tom was aged 23 when he was stabbed outside the now-closed Uberra Club in Wednesfield Road after violence flared between two groups. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

The murder weapon has never been found and in 2018 the reward for information leading to a conviction was increased to £20,000.

Tributes to Tom Kirwan on the ring road in Wolverhampton, near where he was killed

Re-sharing his original appeal and an Express and Star article on Wednesday to his 60,000 followers, Jack wrote: "Thank you to everyone who messaged with bits of information when I originally posted about us trying to bring my cousin Tom’s killer to justice.

"It has been eight years today since he lost his life.

"Please don’t hesitate to contact me again if you have information, it really gives us a little bit of hope that someday justice will be served and our family can have some closure.


"I would massively appreciate it if you would share this.


The post had already been shared more than 100 times in less than an hour.

In 2018, Tom’s mother, Emer Kirwan, fought back tears as she appealed for help finding his killer on BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow.

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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