Date: 15 Dec 2002
Shaun James was taken to a lane off of Steam Mills Road, near Cinderford where he was deliberately run over.
It was first thought that his death had been a hit and run but it was later determined by the police that he had been murdered after having been kidnapped.
Three people were arrested in relation to his murder in 2014 but released without charge.
The police said that he had been run over by a white Ford transit-type van. A van was recorded on CCTV immediately after his murder. The van had also been seen by people in Valley Road and also leaving Steam Mills Road were Shaun James was found dead. The van had also seen on Cinderford High Street and in the Co-op car park on Dockham Road, between 19:00 and 19:30 on the night that he was murdered. It had been in the car park for about 20 minutes.
It was said that he had been kidnapped in the van, taken to Steam Mills Road and deliberately run over.