The case of a cold-blooded execution in Alvaston, Derbyshire, is to be re-opened following the advancement of DNA technology. It concerns Brian Adams, 48, who was shot dead at point-blank range in the back garden of his Thorndike Avenue home.

“We will be searching out new evidence that may not have been available at the time of the killing,” says Detective Superintendent John Briggs. “We still believe that someone in Derby knows the person or people responsible for killing Mr. Adams and the reasons behind it.”

Mr. Adams, married with three children, was shot on Tuesday, August 14th, 1990. He ran a heavy plant windscreen replacement business.