Reward offered in hunt for murdered Burgh le Marsh man David Twigg

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A REWARD has been offered in the hunt to find the murderers of a Burgh le Marsh man.

David Twigg, 46 was found dead on March 13 after he was locked inside a cupboard within his business premises in Station Yard and the buidling was set alight. He died from smoke inhalation before he could be freed.

And now the crime-fighting charity, Crimestoppers, is offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for his murder.

Information is needed from people who may have been in the vicinity of the workshop on 12 or 13 March.

A public footpath runs close by the property and people have been known to cross land owned by Mr Twigg.

Mr Twigg (pictured) and his partner Julie Dixon were attacked at the workshop he owned in the former railway goods depot. Ms Dixon was able to escape but Mr Twigg was unable to do so and died at the scene.

Paul Elliott, Chair of Lincolnshire Crimestoppers, is urging anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact Crimestoppers:

He said: “Offences of this type are extremely rare in Lincolnshire which makes this incident all the more shocking.

“If there is anyone who was in the area shortly before or after the murder who remembers seeing anything suspicious, please get in contact with Crimestoppers.

“We take information anonymously, so no-one will ever find out who you are.”

Lincolnshire Police DCI Stuart Gibbon added: “The significant size of the reward indicates our level of determination to identify those responsible for the murder of David Twigg and supports our committed ongoing investigation into his death”.

“We are very pleased to be working in conjunction with Crimestoppers and hope that anyone with information who has, so far, been reluctant to come forward, will use the opportunity offered by the charity to contact them with anonymity.

Rewards can only be claimed by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.