Crimestoppers offers reward of up to £5,000 for information on first anniversary of Birmingham murder

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for a Birmingham nightclub shooting.

The attack happened on Saturday 10th August 2013 when Sylvester Koroma was shot at close range at a nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham. He died from his injuries a week later.

The popular 'Circo Loco' dance/house music company held an event at The Rainbow Warehouse Complex over the weekend of 9-11 August 2013. Tickets purchased online brought in around 4,500 people to the event from all over the UK. Mr Koroma, from Leicester, was shot shortly before midnight. A large number of people would have witnessed the shooting and those involved.

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information passed to the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for this crime.

Kiran Dhanda, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “A father of two children has been taken away and the family has been left totally devastated. We are urging anyone with information to call Crimestoppers, our service is totally anonymous so no-one will ever know who you are or that you called us.”

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

*Note: Rewards will only be payable for information passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number. Information passed to police will not qualify. This reward is being offered by the charity Crimestoppers, not the police.

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For more information please contact Crimestoppers Senior Media Officer Kieran Theivam on 020 8835 3727 or email kieran.theivam@crimestoppers-uk.org.

Notes to Editors

  • This reward is valid for three months and should not be published after 1st November 2014. Please contact the press office for updates after this date.
  • Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our ‘giving information’ form via our website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
  • Around 20 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.
  • Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in over 128,000 arrests and charges. Over £127 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £312 million worth of drugs has been seized.
  • In 2005, Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted on its website which allows the public to view images of criminals and pass on vital information about their whereabouts. It has been highly successful with over 2,500 arrests to date.
  • Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, Chairman of Trustees. In 1988, he launched Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan Police area. Crimestoppers’ ‘call to action’ is built on a three-way partnership between the business community, the police and the media.