A £10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the conviction of murder suspects whose van was seen near Redditch prior to the crime.

The independent charity Crimestoppers is offering the reward to find justice for a Polish national who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in Birmingham.

Tomasz Samel, 45, was abducted from his home in Raleigh Close, Handsworth, in a white Peugeot Boxer van, registration number OY55 MVT, by three men at around 8.45am on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The van used in this crime was seen earlier on the same day at Hopwood Park Services near Redditch.

CCTV footage of the murder suspects show them buying fluorescent tabards, which they are believed to have worn to deceiving Mr Samel into letting them into his house.

On the same day, after being driven nearly 100 miles from his home, Mr Samel was dumped in Bickerstaffe, Lancashire.

At 10.45pm, he banged on the door of a property in the area to get help, before he was taken to hospital by ambulance, having suffered 75% burns.

Mr Samel died from his injuries in a specialist burns unit in Liverpool just under three months later on June 21, 2019.

Leading up to the anniversary of Mr Samel's abduction this weekend, Crimestoppers have named Kevin Wooden as a man wanted in connection with the crime.

Gary Murray, regional manager at the charity Crimestoppers, said: “This is a shocking and horrendous crime and we are appealing to anybody with any information to speak to our charity 100% anonymously.

"What you know could make all of the difference to help get justice for Tomasz who suffered for months before eventually dying from his severe injuries.

“It is important to Crimestoppers that communities are kept safe.

"This is why we would like those behind this murder to be held responsible for their actions and to ensure they are unable to cause harm to anybody else.

"If you have any information about Kevin Wooden and his whereabouts, you can tell our charity anonymously.

“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information for over 32 years.

"We have always kept our promise of anonymity to the millions of people who have trusted us. Indeed, every day over a thousand people contact us.

“You can speak to us anonymously by calling our UK Contact Centre which is open 24/7 on 0800 555 111, or you can use our easy and secure anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

"I would like to emphasize that no matter how insignificant you think the information you have may be, please contact us.”

Information passed directly to police will not qualify - the reward will only qualify for information passed to Crimestoppers via phone or online.