£5,000 reward for information to find Callum Lees murder suspect James Atherley - The Solihull Observer

£5,000 reward for information to find Callum Lees murder suspect James Atherley

Solihull Editorial 16th Aug, 2017   0

A REWARD of up to £5,000 is available for any information leading to the arrest of James Atherley.

This comes after a heartfelt plea from Callum Lees family who have spoken of their tragic loss just over a week after he was stabbed.

Police believe the 20-year-old was stabbed in the neck following a dispute at a house party in Hopwas Grove on August 6.

He was found collapsed in nearby Haselour Road by a member of the public and later died in hospital.




West Midlands Police Det Insp Jim Munro urged anyone with information on Atherley’s whereabouts to get in touch.

Police believe Atherley is no longer in the West Midlands and may have links to Weston-Super-Mare.


A statement released on behalf of the family added: “Every morning we wake up and we realise our son has gone Callum we’re never going to see him again. The only thing that keeps us going is knowing that we have to be there for our children and family, so we’ve got to get through this but our lives will never be the same again.

“To the person that has taken Callum from us, please do the right thing and give yourself up. We need some sense of closure. Please allow us to bury our boy.

“If there are any family or friends out there who have any information and know anything or know of James Atherley’s whereabouts, please, please do the right thing and come forward.”

Three men aged 21, 20 and 18 arrested in connection with the stabbing have been bailed while enquiries progress.

Anyone with information should call Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org

The reward will only apply to information passed to Crimestoppers charity.

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