Family appeal for help to catch father's killer

Family speak of heartbreak as "evil" killer robs them of loving dad, partner and granddad.

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Emotional appeal from murder victim's family

The family of Stephen Phillips who as murdered in Wolverhampton in March say they are devastated by their loss.

They filmed the above appeal with West Midlands Police in the hope that someone will come forward with information.

The 54-year-old father and grandfather was found dead with head injuries at his home on Dudley Road, Blakenhall on 12th March. Police believe he could have been attacked the day before whilst walking home.

A £5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction has been issued by Crimestoppers.


Family appeal over Wolverhampton murder

Stephen Phillips was found dead in March Credit: West Midlands Police

The family of a man who was murdered in Wolverhampton in March have appealed for information to help catch his killer.

54-year-old Stephen Philips, a father an grandfather, was found dead with head injuries at his home on Dudley Road in Blakenhall on 12th March.

Police believe he was attacked and robbed the previous night, before walking home where he collapsed and died.

Stephen's daughter Tara Phillips said:

"My dad was a huge dog lover and he shed a few tears for the dog. He brought Beauty home as a puppy around seven years ago and they were devoted to each other - they were inseparable - she has not been the same since he died and has been really quiet."

Tina, Stephen’s partner, goes on to say: "We are all heartbroken, devastated and ripped apart by what has happened to Stephen.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the murder inquiry. Two men were released on police bail pending further enquiries.

An 18-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is currently on police bail and a 56-year-old woman was released without charge after being arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

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