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Police receive information in 1997 unsolved murder case

Last week, Officers renewed their appeal on the 20th anniversary of Michael Pritchard's death. Photo: Police issue Photograph.

Police investigating the murder of a man in Derbyshire 20 years ago have received new information.

Last week, Officers renewed their appeal on the 20th anniversary of Michael Pritchard's death.

Last week, Officers renewed their appeal on the 20th anniversary of Michael Pritchard's death. Credit: ITV News.

Delivery driver Mr Pritchard, from Stoke-On-Trent, was murdered in Kirk Langley, Derbyshire, in November 1997 after being run over by a man who was trying to steal his van.

Detectives say they have now received five calls in connection with the investigation which have led to numerous lines of enquiry.

Last week, Officers renewed their appeal on the 20th anniversary of Michael Pritchard's death. Credit: ITV News.

Since the incident officers have been trying to trace the driver of Mr Pritchard’s Sherpa van and the two men who know him, who were in a Bedford Rascal van.

Detective Inspector Toby Fawcett-Greaves who is leading the investigation said:

“Since re-launching the investigation we have had five calls in connection with the investigation which have led to numerous lines of enquiry.

I would like to thank everyone that has contacted us and encourage anyone that still has any information relating to this inquiry to contact us.

– Detective Inspector Toby Fawcett-Greaves.
Last week, Officers renewed their appeal on the 20th anniversary of Michael Pritchard's death. Credit: ITV News.

He added:

"Did the people involved tell you anything following the incident? Were you friends with them or in a relationship with them at the time? If so please contact our investigation team.”

If you have any information in relation to this investigation, even if you have previously spoken us, ring to speak to our detectives on 101, quoting incident number 409 9/11/17."

– Detective Inspector Toby Fawcett-Greaves.