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£10,000 reward on offer for information into Lucy McHugh's death

Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of Southampton teenager, Lucy McHugh.

The body of 13-year-old Lucy was discovered in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre at 7.45am on Thursday 26 July 2018. Lucy had been stabbed to death.

She was last seen leaving her home in Mansel Road East the morning  before, wearing a black jacket with white sleeves, the logo for the band Falling in Reverse on the front and RADKE 01 in red on the back.

She also wore a white vest top, camouflage leggings and black & white Jordan trainers.


Emily van der Lely, Crimestoppers charity spokesperson, said: “This is every family’s worst nightmare, to have their child taken away from them at such a young age, it’s heartbreaking.


“I can’t even begin to imagine what Lucy went through and the suffering her family are currently experiencing. This is why our charity is putting up this money, in the hope we can bring the person or people to justice.


“Everyone who contacts Crimestoppers remains 100% anonymous. Always. I’d really encourage anyone with information to pick up the phone or complete our secure and anonymous online form, and help provide some answers to what happened to Lucy.”


If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


You can see more released images of Lucy below:


A CCTV image of Lucy 


An example of the clothes Lucy was wearing


Lucy McHugh



The reward is being offered for an initial three month period.

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