Murder weapon hunt linked to missing Camberley man
By mattcollison | Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 12:21
A FRESH search is on for a handgun which police hope could shed new light on the disappearance of a Camberley man.
Police originally linked the disappearance of Jason Martin-Smith with the death of Jimmy Millen (pictured in this family photograph).
Jason Martin-Smith, 34, has been missing since August 2001 and, although no body has been found, police think he was murdered.
Detectives think the clues to his disappearance are linked with the murder of an East Sussex doorman Jimmy Millen in October 2001.
Both murders remain unsolved after more than a decade.
Police divers have been scouring two fishing lakes in Hastings in the hunt for a gun thought to have been used in a murder in the town around the same time.
Clive Vale Angling Club waters were searched over a two week period. Nothing was found but police have said they are continuing their search for the weapon and missing evidence.
Detective chief inspector Nick May of the Surrey and Sussex major crime team said: "We will continue to review the case and will also follow up any new information which is received. If you can help please contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Fare. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
"I would like to thank the Clive Vale Angling Club for their support during this search, and the residents of the area for their patience. The family of Jimmy Millen have been kept updated with developments and I have assured them that although the search has not been successful, we will review any new information that comes to police, and take the appropriate action.
"There is a £10,000 reward put up by Sussex Police in 2001 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons or persons responsible for the murder of Jimmy Millen, which remains valid today."