Questions remain over 1994 Shropshire deaths

In 1994 three Shropshire men died within seven months of each other.

In 1994 three Shropshire men died within seven months of each other.

Antiques dealer Trevor Bradley, from Ludlow, was found dead in his car in Melverley, near Oswestry.

His car had been destroyed by fire and his body was found lying behind the front seats. Despite appeals throughout the last 16 years nobody had ever been charged in connection with his death until today.

His family appealed for anyone hiding any answers to come forward. A mystery car stripped of its number plates was also found in the area nearby but was never traced to anyone.

Six months later, 57-year-old recluse Brian Coles was found at his home in Whitchurch.

He had suffered serious head and brain injuries and a murder probe was launched. But the case was closed when an inquest heard he had probably suffered the injuries after falling over at his home.

Neighbours said he did not keep in touch with his family and never spoke to them.

Then in November, 1994 36-year-old Bernard Czyzewska was reported missing by his family. His body was found into the River Severn in Shrewsbury.

An inquest concluded he died from drowning after falling into the river after drinking.

Last year detectives opened a cold case review into the death of Mr Bradley and new appeals were launched. A team of detectives have worked on the case since and it is understood Robin Ligus has been interviewed a number of times in prison since he was jailed in May 1996 for the murder of Robert Young.

Read the full story in today's Shropshire Star