Caroline Coyne murder police offer £20,000 reward

Caroline Coyne with her baby son
Image caption Ms Coyne was seen heading away from her home before she died

A £20,000 reward has been offered to catch the killer of a Nottingham mother of two.

Caroline Coyne, 26, was found with head injuries in an alleyway in Thorneywood Mount, on 23 July.

The money has been put up by Nottinghamshire Police and the Crimestoppers charity.

Officers said they still want to trace a man, wearing a light coloured rucksack, seen on CCTV in the area near where Ms Coyne was found.

After leaving a party late on the evening of 22 July in the Daybrook area, Ms Coyne was seen walking in Breckhill Road and then Porchester Road, in the opposite direction to where she lived in Top Valley.

'Brutal death'

Officers said they had received hundreds of calls from the public offering information about the death.

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon said: "Someone out there knows what happened to Caroline and I hope that the incentive of a cash reward may encourage them to come forward.

"I would ask everyone to look again at the CCTV images we have already released of the man who was in the area at the time Caroline was killed. Ask yourself - did you know anyone who is likely to have been out in the early hours of Saturday morning carrying a light-coloured bag on their back and wearing light-coloured or white footwear?

"Caroline was attacked and left to die alone in the street. She died a brutal death and her family and friends deserve to know what happened to her."

Officers added the suspect may have travelled towards Carlton or Netherfield and appealed for anyone in these areas with CCTV of that night to get in touch.

Posters publicising the reward are to be delivered across the city.

Ms Coyne, who had shoulder-length auburn hair, was wearing blue jeans with a brown belt, a pink T-shirt with FCUK printed in black on the front, and pink and white trainers.

A 26-year-old man arrested in connection with her murder has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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