Reward Offered For Finding Those Who Killed Worcester Man

Andrew Heath

A month after Worcester man Andrew Heath was killed in a fire at his flat, West Mercia Police is offering a reward for information that will lead detectives to those who killed him.

Mr Heath, aged 52, was found dead at his home in Chedworth Close, Warndon after a suspected arson attack at around 4am on Wednesday 14 December.

£10,000 will be given to anyone who supplies information that results in the arrest and conviction of those responsible for his death.

Posters advertising the reward will be put up in the streets around Warndon and will feature a previously unreleased photograph of Andrew Heath. Meanwhile, every home in the estate will receive a letter this week appealing for help and information from local residents.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Williamson, who is leading the murder investigation, said: “Our inquiries have had a lot of support from residents in Warndon and provided lots of information.

“However, we need the small number of people who really know what happened the night Andrew Heath died to come forward and speak to us. I hope this reward will be the incentive that will make the difference.

“A family is grieving: elderly parents are in anguish because they do not know why their son died and I appeal to those who can answer their questions to contact us and tell us what they know.

“There may also be people who have small pieces of information that could be vital to our investigation.

“Do you know someone who has talked about the fire? Do you know someone whose behaviour has changed in recent weeks, who started acting strangely or doing things that were out of character just before Christmas?

“I think that the public still hold the key and somebody has that vital piece of information that can unlock this case and leads us to Andrew’s killer.”

West Mercia Police can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.