30 November 2015

We are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information on the murder of Patrick Hurling.

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The 45-year-old accountant and father (pictured left) was found dead at his home in Bengeo Street, Hertford in the early hours of December 1 1990.

He had been beaten and died before a fire was lit within the home that caused extensive damage.

A thorough investigation and numerous appeals initially led to the arrest of three people but no-one has ever been charged.

Now we are offering up to £5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Mr Hurling’s murder.

A brutal crime

“This was a brutal crime which left a family without a father. It must be extremely painful knowing that those responsible are still out there.

“There are people who know who the culprits are, it’s not too late to do the right thing and give us that information.

“Crimestoppers does not take personal details and we cannot trace calls or information given online. You won’t have to go to court or give a statement.

“No-one will ever know you contacted us. We don’t want to know who you are, just what you know.

“Help get justice for Mr Hurling’s family and ensure that these people who committed this terrible crime cannot strike again.”

- Antonia Litten, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers in Hertfordshire

Mr Hurling was known to have been drinking at The Angel Public House in Waltham Abbey the night before he was found. He drove his BMW seven series home, arriving at around 11pm.

The case was reopened recently following a review by the Cold Case and Review Team within the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit. It follows advances in forensic technology and a number of witnesses identified in earlier enquiries who police wish to speak to again.

During the initial investigation more than 600 statements were taken, 1700 people were interviewed and 1800 lines of inquiry were pursued.

Do you know who is responsible?

If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form