9 September 2016

We are today offering a reward of up to £10,000, adding to an existing police reward of up to £50,000, for information on the murder of 15-year-old Jessie James.

Jessie, a schoolboy from Manchester, was gunned down in the Moss Side area in October 2006. Today’s appeal and increase in reward marks the ten year anniversary since his murder.

He was cycling through Broadfield Park when a gunman hiding in bushes shot him four times with a semi-automatic weapon.

Jessie James Reward   Jessie James (Photo provided by GMP)

Now we are offering a reward of up to £10,000 to add to the existing £50,000 being offered by Greater Manchester Police. Only information coming to Crimestoppers will qualify for the full amount of up to £60,000. Information passed to the police will qualify for the original £50,000.

Gary Murray, North West Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “This was a crime that rocked the city of Manchester ten years ago and Jessie’s family is still looking for answers over his murder.

“I promise, anyone who has information will never be identified. We never ask for any of your personal details, we can’t trace your call, and you’ll never have to speak to the police or go to court.

“Please contact us anonymously, and bring closure for Jessie’s family after ten years of pain.” 

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

*Note: The full reward will only qualify if information is passed to our 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form. Information passed directly to police will only qualify for the police’s reward of £50,000.