Parents of murdered Cambridgeshire man Ian Grant speak of new hope
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The parents of murdered Ian Grant have said the re-opening of the investigation has given them a ‘glimmer of hope’ that his killers will be brought to justice.
Virginia and James Grant have released a statement backing the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit decision to re-launch the inquiry into their 24-year-old son’s murder in November 1995.
His body was discovered on waste land near Fulbourn Hospital in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, shortly after midnight on November 15. It is thought he was shot dead between 8pm and 9pm earlier that evening.
The investigation has been re-launched this week after ‘significant’ information came to light.
Virginia, 76, said: “To us, Ian was the perfect son. He was always considerate of our thoughts and feelings. We didn’t just lose our son that day, I also lost my best friend.
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“Ian adored all animals and I have fond memories of him rescuing hedgehogs and other injured animals and his joy when he could do something to help them. Ian was known by his family and friends as a real ‘Gentle Giant’ and he really was just that. Ian was wonderful, kind person and a true gentleman. There is not a day that goes by that we don’t miss him dearly.
“Jim and I are both very grateful and happy that the police are re-investigating Ian’s murder. It offers us a glimmer of hope that justice can finally be done.”
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The family has also released a new picture of Ian.
Two men were acquitted of conspiracy to murder following a trial at Norwich Crown Court.
Anyone with any information should call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.