£5,000 reward available in urgent appeal for murder suspect

A reward of up to £5,000 is available for any information leading to the arrest of James Atherley – a man West Midlands Police says is a key suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Callum Lees in Solihull.
Callum was stabbed in the neck following what police believe to be a dispute at a house party in Hopwas Grove on Sunday 6 August.

He was found collapsed in nearby Haselour Road by a member of the public and later died in hospital.

West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Jim Munro urged anyone with information on Atherley’s whereabouts to get in touch.

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Detective Inspector Munro, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our inquiries lead us to believe that James Atherley is no longer in the West Midlands and may have links to Weston-Super-Mare. 

“If anyone knows where he is, or has seen him in the last few days, I’d urge them to call us immediately. 

“They can call me on the 101 number or speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111; all information will be treated with the utmost confidence.”


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