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Photo could lead police to killers

PUBLISHED: 07:30 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:06 22 October 2010

The picture of the van where Dainus Kigas met a horrific death.

The picture of the van where Dainus Kigas met a horrific death.

Detectives hope this photograph of a burnt out shell of van where a man met his horrific death will lead them to his killers. Married father-of-three Dainus Kigas, 35, from Lithuania, was killed when a petrol bomb was hurled through the window of his silver Renault Traffic in Wisbech.

Detectives hope the photograph of a van where a man met his horrific death will lead them to his killers.

Married father-of-three Dainus Kigas, 35, from Lithuania, was killed when a petrol bomb was hurled through the window of his silver Renault Traffic in Wisbech.

His body was found inside the van in the early hours of June 3.

Last week, Cambridgeshire Police began making inquiries across the county border in West Norfolk and distributed hundreds of flyers around a 20-mile radius of Wisbech, including King's Lynn, Ely and Peterborough.

Now Det Chief Insp Jim Bambridge, who is leading the Operation Horsford murder hunt, has decided to release a picture of the van in an effort to find fresh leads.

"I hope that by releasing this picture we manage to jog someone's memory about something suspicious or unusual they saw on the night Mr Kigas died," he said.

"Perhaps they saw this van being driven through Wisbech or the surrounding area.

"Perhaps they saw it at a petrol station or in a car park somewhere.

"I am particularly interested in finding out where this van was between 7pm on June 2 and 2.45am the next day.

"If you saw this van - which distinctively, has Lithuanian number plates - please call and tell us where it was and who was in it or with it.

"Any information, no matter how trivial it might seem could really help our inquiries, so please don't be embarrassed to call or think it's too late to tell us what you know.

"You can speak to officers in confidence, and we will provide interpreters for non-English speakers.

"Dainus was a good, honest family man and deserves justice.

"If you can help, please call."

Police are still appealing to anyone who recognises a lighter, emblazoned with the words American Legend and an American coat of arms, which was found near the scene.

Anyone with information should contact the Operation Horsford investigation team on 0845 456 4564.


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