Coventry & Warwickshire

Jack Macleod death: New lead after mother's appeal

Jack Macleod
Image caption Jack Macleod's body was found in the River Leam

A new lead in the case of a 17-year-old boy who was found dead seven years ago is being investigated by the police.

The body of Jack Macleod was found in the River Leam, Warwickshire, a month after he disappeared on 4 December 2005 following a night out.

In December his mother appealed for any witnesses who may need to "unburden themselves" to contact police.

Warwickshire Police said they were investigating new information phoned in by a member of the public.

Graeme Pallister, crime manager for Warwickshire and West Mercia Police, said it is every parent's "worst nightmare" to lose a child.

Kept informed

"Warwickshire Police fully recognises that Jack's family and friends have many unanswered questions in relation to what happened to him back in 2005," he said.

Image caption Sheena Macleod appealed for any witnesses who may need to "unburden themselves"

Mrs Macleod is being kept informed about the investigation, a spokesman said.

In 2009, a manslaughter case against a friend of the teenager collapsed when a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence.

An inquest in 2007 into Jack's death was halted after witness statements and a police interview transcript were not submitted to the coroner.

Warwickshire Police have previously apologised for their handling of the case.

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