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Second Solihull man charged with murdering father-of-four as police launch appeal

Solihull Editorial 26th Oct, 2018 Updated: 26th Oct, 2018   0

A SECOND Solihull man has been charged with the murder of a father-of-four who was stabbed in Wolverhampton – while police are appealing for information.

Ashley Wilson, 27, of Guernsey Drive, Solihull, was arrested on Wednesday morning (October 24).

He was charged with the murder of Richard Helm, who was stabbed in Raven Crescent, Ashmore Park, during the early hours of Friday, October 12.

Wilson was also charged with two counts of criminal damage and arson.




Danny Cooper, 31, of Maytree Close, Chelmsley Wood, was also charged with Richard Helm’s murder last Saturday (October 21).

He appeared at Walsall Magistrates’ Court on October 24 and was remanded to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.


Today detectives are appealing for information regarding a car thought to be linked to the murder.

Police were called to reports of a disturbance in Ashmore Park, at around 5:15am.

Richard, aged 37, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are asking for anyone who saw a red Audi A3 displaying the partial registration of AV14 to get in touch.

The car was seen leaving the scene and is thought to have travelled towards to the Darlaston area of Walsall.

It has not been seen since.

Seven people have been arrested in connection with Richard’s murder.

Along with the two men charged, another two were released with no further action and three remain on police bail.

Detective inspector Jim Colclough from the West Midlands Police’s homicide team said: “We’re making steady progress with this murder investigation, however we really need to find this car.

“I’d urge anyone who may have seen it either during the morning of Friday, October 12 or since to get in touch with me or my team.

“We have specialist officers who continue to support Richard’s family during this horrendous time and we’re keeping them fully updated with all developments.”

Anyone with information can contact officers via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight.

Alternatively, contact 101 quoting log 344 of 12 October, or the independent charity Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.

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