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