EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM WEDNESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2018
The charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the robbery of a man in Cardiff, that left him with life changing injuries 16 years ago.
The incident happened on February 14th 2002, when barman Leon Adams was found at around 5.10am, lying on the ground at the entrance to Grangetown Train Station in Penarth Road. Leon had been attacked and had swelling around his face and was covered in blood. He was taken to the University Hospital of Wales for treatment.
It is understood an altercation involving three men happened earlier that morning at around 2.30am.
As a result of the attack, Leon suffered catastrophic life changing injuries and is currently living in an assisted living complex near to his family. He uses a wheel chair and has limited use of his right hand and has difficulty in communicating, requiring constant care.
This is why a reward of up to £10,000 is now being offered for information given to our charity that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for this awful crime.
Ella Rabaiotti, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers in Wales, said: “This is an incident that has left an innocent man’s quality of life compromised and for what? The sake of a small amount of cash.
“Leon and his family deserve to know who was responsible for this robbery and attack, and I would ask anyone with information from that night, to find it in their heart to contact our charity anonymously and tell us what they know. We won’t judge. Won’t ask any personal details. We’ll just pass on what you know.”
If you have any information on this robbery then please contact the charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
*Note: The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or via the non-traceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.