Robert Hart Appeal
This summer marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Robert Hart at a music festival in Manchester.
Perhaps you have information which could help police to find the man who was responsible for his death?
On Saturday 7 June 2014, 26-year-old Robert was assaulted at around 9.15pm near the main stage at the Parklife Weekender Festival. He tragically died several days later as a result of his injuries.
Detective Superintendent Phil Reade, from GMP’s Serious Crime Division,
said: “We have always believed that with the help of the public we will identify Robert’s attacker and bring him to justice.
“We know someone, somewhere holds vital information and five years on we are renewing our appeal, asking for crucial bits of evidence which could solve this crime.
“For example, festival-goers enjoy taking photos and videos. Images which were taken at the event may have unintentionally captured the people we want to speak to and Robert’s attacker. Please don’t assume that someone else has already sent the same or similar photographs and videos to us.
Images and footage taken by you may provide the breakthrough we need.
“If you attended Parklife in 2014 and you recall anything which may assist us, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, we need to hear from you.”
Robert’s attacker is described as a man of mixed heritage, in his late 20s, around 6ft 1ins tall, with a muscular build and short dark hair which was shaved at the sides.
According to witness accounts from 2014, a woman was seen dragging the attacker away from the scene in the immediate aftermath. She is described as white with blonde, shoulder-length hair and around 5ft 7ins tall. She was approximately 20 to 23 years old and was wearing a pink top with a dark jacket.
Police are also keen to speak to a man who is believed to have been with the attacker. He is described as white and around 6ft 1ins. He was wearing a dark jacket.
Officers issued a photograph of the area where the assault took place which officers believe shows the moment minutes before Robert was attacked. The photograph was a result of people sharing pictures and video footage with GMP.
A £23,000 reward, offered by Parklife organisers and Crimestoppers, is still available to anyone who provides information which leads to the conviction of Robert’s attacker.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3400 or email [email protected].
Alternatively you can call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111