A man arrested yesterday on suspicion of murdering Cinderford man Shaun James in 2002 has been bailed by police pending further inquiries.
The 60 year old man from Cinderford was detained on suspicion of murder and will now return to police in May.
His arrest followed the arrests of four men last week on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. Those men have also been bailed to return to police in May.
Shaun James was 32 when he was run over in Steam Mills Road in Cinderford on the evening of December 15th 2002.
Police who investigated the case at the time believed the incident was a hit and run traffic collision but were unable to identify the driver.
A cold case review of all forensic and witness evidence by the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), using the benefit of new technology and investigative techniques, together with new information that has come to light over the years, led to it being reclassified as murder.
Another man has been arrested in the Shaun James murder case.
A 60-year-old man from Cinderford, Gloucestershire was arrested on suspicion of the 2002 murder this morning.
This follows last week's arrests of four men on suspicion of conspiracy to murder the 32-year-old. Those men have been bailed until May.
Shaun James was killed after leaving a pub in Cinderford in 2002 in what police at the time thought was a hit-and-run, but now believe was murder.
Gloucestershire Police are appealing for anyone with further information to come forward.
Four men arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Cinderford 12 years ago have been released on bail.
Shaun James was run over in December 2002. Police who investigated the case at the time believed the incident was a hit-and-run, but it has since been reclassified as a murder. Two men arrested on Thursday, and a further two arrested on Friday - all from Gloucestershire - have been released on bail until May.
Two more men have been arrested in connection with the death of Shaun James in 2002.
A 53-year-old, from Cheltenham, and a 46-year-old from Cinderford, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and currently remain in custody.
They join two Cinderford men, aged 63 and 51, who were arrested and bailed yesterday on the same charges.
Two men from Cinderford, Forest of Dean have been arrested in connection with the death of Shaun James.
The two men, aged 63 and 51 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder this morning and are currently in police custody.
Shaun James was 32 when he was run over in Steam Mills Road, Cinderford, on the evening of December 15th, 2002.
Police who investigated the case at the time believed the incident was a hit-and-run, but were unable to identify the driver. His death has since been reclassified as a murder.
A van police believe could be linked to the murder of a Forest of Dean man has been seized by detectives. It is being examined by forensics officers.
Shaun James was found dead in a lane near Cinderford in 2002. He was thought to have been involved in a hit and run but his death has now been classified as murder.
Officers say another van seen on CCTV has been eliminated from the inquiry.
There is now a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of Shaun James.
The independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of Shaun James.
The money is in addition to a further £5000 reward currently being offered by Gloucestershire Police.
Mr James was found dead on a lane off Steam Mills Road in Cinderford just after 7pm on 15 December 2002. Gloucestershire Police believe the 32-year-old was deliberately run over. He was seen having an argument with the driver of a white Ford Transit type van earlier in the evening. The van was later seen leaving the lane at speed.
Despite a thorough police investigation in the 12 years since the murder, no-one has been brought to justice for Shaun’s death.
Detectives investigating the murder of Shaun James have issued previously unreleased footage of a white van they now believe could have been the vehicle used by the killer.
The CCTV footage can be viewed here.
The development comes on the twelfth anniversary of Shaun’s death and officers are hoping the images will prompt more people to come forward with information.
In particular it is hoped that several people who have called in anonymously will phone the incident room again.
Shaun was 32 when he was run over in Steam Mills Road on the evening of December 15th, 2002.
Police who investigated at the time believed the incident was a hit and run but were unable to identify the driver.
Now, the officer in charge of the case is convinced Shaun was taken in a van to Steam Mills Road before being deliberately run over and killed.
Police say they had several interesting calls from people who wished to remain anonymous and said they are scared to identify themselves or come forward with more information.
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 01452 754544.
It's been 12 years since the death of Shaun James, and today family and friends gathered for a special memorial service.
Shaun was found dead in a lane near Cinderford in the Forest of Dean in 2002. After new forensic tests, police say he was probably taken there and then deliberately run over.
Police hope to release new information on the murder investigation later today.
Police have been responding to a number of leads after a suspected hit and run in the Forest of Dean was reopened as a murder investigation.
Shaun James was found dead in a lane near Cinderford 12 years ago today.
After new forensic tests, police say he was probably taken there and then deliberately run over. He had been drinking in the Upper Bilson Inn in Cinderford that night.