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Murder of Johnny Robbins and Daniel Shaw

Detectives investigating the murders of two men in Coventry have made significant arrests this week and still need to hear from anyone who may have information

Details of Incident

Johnny Robbins, aged 33, disappeared on 21 March 2018, and we believe he was tortured before being murdered. Tragically his body has not been found.

Johnny’s death is linked to the murder of Daniel Shaw, who was found with gunshot injuries to his chest in Copland Place in the Tile Hill area on 25 March, 2018.

We believe that before Johnny was murdered, he was taken to Daniel Shaw’s home in Torrington Avenue on Wednesday 21 March 2018.



Ten people have been arrested in connection with the murders as the victims' families spoke of their ongoing hope for justice.


Six men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, while two men have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.


Deputy Senior Investigating Officer Jenny Birch said: “These are significant arrests that have been some time in the planning. “We are absolutely committed to establishing the truth behind what happened to Johnny and Daniel. While we have made good progress in recent months, it’s still really important that anyone who has information on the murders gets in touch. Six years has passed, and allegiances change. Do the right thing and tell us what you know.”


Detectives are appealing for  information about the following:


1.  Audi SQ5 which we believe was used to transport Johnny after he was kidnapped. It was found in Birmingham 9 months later.


2.  The man in a motorcycle helmet, along with a van, who was seen on CCTV outside Mr Shaw's address before the shooting.


3. The whereabouts of Ryan Hobday who we want to speak to in connection with these incidents.











Anyone with information can submit information direct to the investigation via the below link or contact us via Live Chat between 8am and midnight,

call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Contact Information

Contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat  between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or click the LINK at the bottom of the page.