11 new names could lead po­lice to Rob Hart’s killer

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - DANIELLE ROPER

THE mother of tragic Rob Hart said she has re­newed hope her son’s killer will be caught af­ter po­lice re­vealed they have names of 11 new po­ten­tial sus­pects.

Po­lice are fol­low­ing up new in­for­ma­tion as a re­sult of an ap­peal at this year’s Park­life fes­ti­val – 12 months af­ter Rob was at­tacked at last year’s event.

As a re­sult of the ap­peal, po­lice also re­ceived 500 new images, 160 emails and 12 videos and say they have iden­ti­fied 11 po­ten­tial new sus­pects.

It comes af­ter Robert’s brother Richard spoke to peo­ple head­ing to the fes­ti­val at Manch­ester Pic­cadilly sta­tion who might have been at last year’s event and have had im­por­tant tant in­for­ma­tion. n.

Posters s were also put up at the fes­ti­val with the hash­tag #help­bobby.

Robert, 26, from Rainow,, died on June e 11, four daysays af­ter be­ingg hit by a fes­ti­vall goer.

Greater Manch­ester Po­lice are still hunt­ing the man re­spon­si­ble a year af­ter the June 7 attack.

Elaine Hart, from Bolling­ton, said: “We’re hope­ful that this will lead to Robert’s killer be­ing found. It’s pos­i­tive so many peo­ple have re­sponded to the ap­peal and en­cour­ag­ing that the me­dia have taken Robert into the their hearts. “As a fam­ily we have pulledp to­geth­erto ono the an­niver­sary of his death t o ap­peal for the per­son to comeco forwa ward. “S “Some­one must know who killed­kil Robert and I ask any­one who was at the fes­ti­val in front of the stage wait­ing for Snoop Dogg to come on and took a pic­ture to con­tact po­lice as the pic­ture may con­tain an im­age of Robert and his at­tacker stood near to him.”

She added: “We’re dev­as­tated.

“You can’t put it into words, the feel­ing your son has been at­tacked, it doesn’t get any eas­ier and we will never come to terms with it.”

Det Supt Phil Reade said po­lice were over­whelmed at the public re­sponse. He said: “There has been a wealth of new in­for­ma­tion sent in to us over the week­end, and the public can rest as­sured that we will be fol­low­ing each of th­ese new leads to the fullest ex­tent in a bid to try and iden­tify Robert’s at­tacker.

“We have been within a few feet of see­ing this man in a pic­ture and be­ing able to iden­tify him but un­for­tu­nately the shot we need has eluded us.”

A £23,000 re­ward has been of­fered for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the con­vic­tion of Robert’s at­tacker. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call 0161 856 9283, email help­bobby@gmp. po­lice.uk or call 101.

Simon Pendrigh

●● Robert Hart’s brother Richard ap­peals for pho­tos from gig go­ers at Manch­ester’s Pic­cadilly Sta­tion in the hope that one of them will con­tain an im­age of who­ever punched Robert

●● Elaine Hart hopes a re­newed ap­peal on the first an­niver­sary of the death of her son Robert (inset) will help po­lice catch his killer

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