Police ‘determined to catch killer’ one year since murder

Police will be carrying out extensive enquires into the death of a man who was murdered a year ago.

Rafal Michal Lyko: Murdered last year.
Rafal Michal Lyko: Murdered last year.

Police say they are still as “determined as ever” to catch a man’s killer one year on since his death.

Detectives leading the investigation into the murder of Rafal Michal Lyko launched a murder inquiry after his body was discovered within a burnt out black Mercedes GLE in Greenhall Park, Blantyre, on Monday, February 11, 2019.

For the last year, a dedicated team of officers have been piecing together the 36-year-old’s movements prior to his death as well as the movements of the black Mercedes GLE.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Jamieson, of the East Major Investigation Team, said: “One year may have passed but we are still determined as ever to track down Rafal’s killer. Our enquiries continue to establish why he was found in such horrific circumstances in Blantyre.

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“Around 7.30pm on Monday, 11 February,  Rafal appears to have been in the Blairbeth area of Rutherglen, as was the black Mercedes GLE. His body was then discovered within the car in Greenhall Park, Blantyre, around 7.45pm.”

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen Rafal or the black Mercedes GLE in the Blairbeth area of Rutherglen or in the vicinity of Greenhall Park around 7.45pm on February 11.

They also believe that the car may have been seen driven at speed following the murder.

Mr Jamieson continued: “We are being thorough in our enquiries to piece together the last known movements of Rafal. As always, I continue appeal to anyone with information on Rafal’s whereabouts on February 11 or who may have seen the stolen Mercedes, no matter how small or insignificant they think it might be. It has been one year since Rafal was murdered and any piece of information could be vital to our investigation and may help us complete the bigger picture.

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“I believe there are people in the community who know who is responsible for this murder. I would urge you to come forward. I can assure you that any information you provide will be treated with the utmost confidence. His family have been left devastated by his death and they deserve answers. We are determined to trace the person or persons responsible and bring them to justice.”

Anyone with any information on Rafal’s murder should contact police on 101.


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