The father who refused to give up
Steve Hall remains positive that his daughter’s killer – or killers – will be found and convicted. “We believe we’re in touching distance of a significant breakthrough,” he said in 2016 as he offered £ 50,000 of his own money as a reward.
“Someone may have been wavering over whether to provide information for a long time. This amount of money is life- changing and I hope it will provide the incentive for them to do the right thing. The loss of Melanie has been life- changing for us and we’ll never be the same people as we were before Melanie disappeared.
“Melanie’s murder has had a terrible impact on our family and I know my wife Pat is tortured by what happened to our daughter and will never get over it.”
“I believe this inquiry will be solved by one of two things – either through the advancement of DNA helping to identify who was responsible, or someone who knows a crucial piece of information having the moral fibre to contact the police. I hope by us offering this reward, it’ll encourage this person or these people to come forward.”