A REWARD of up to £10,000 is being offered by Crimestoppers for information about the unsolved murder of a keen angler who was tragically killed while doing the sport he loved.
Scott Wilkinson (pictured above) from Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, died nearly a year ago but Police still haven’t caught the person or people responsible.
The 48-year-old local’s body was found in the water on his local River Thames. He had been fishing on Donkey Island secluded amongst trees, close to Sunbury Weir.
On the morning of Thursday, July 28, 2016, Scott was reported missing from the island.
A post-mortem examination at the time concluded the cause of death as trauma to the head.
Annabelle Goodenough, south east regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: “To lose a partner and family member is immensely distressing, but to not have answers as to why they died or to know who was responsible, is particularly difficult.
“We urge anyone with information to contact us, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111, safe in the knowledge that you will never have to give a statement to police or go to court.”
The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ phone number or anonymous online form and leads to a successful conviction.
A local tackle dealer at The Tackle Exchange where Scott was a customer said: “We knew nothing about the reward and have not been given a poster to put up or anything.
“We are completely in the dark about the progress of the police investigation and not prepared to comment on whether the police made any enquiries at the shop,” he added.
At the time of the incident the police made a number of arrests in their search for the perpetrator and several people were arrested on suspicion of murder and perverting the course of justice.
At the time of the latest £10,000 reward being offered, no further information was available as to any progress made, and no-one has been charged.
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