Cash appeal to help catch killer

Lindsey Scholes
Lindsey Scholes

THE desperate family of a murdered teenager is asking the public to dig deep to help them trap her killer.

Lindsey Scholes died of brain damage aged just 17 in 2001, after suffering the effects of a blaze at a house on Milgate Street at Royston.

Now her family has launched an appeal to raise £10,000 for a reward to help catch the person responsible for her death, after a tenth anniversary appeal did not lead to an arrest.

Lindsey’s brother, Shaun Meloy, was 11 when his sister died. He has set up a web page to raise funds towards a reward.

He said: “It’s been 10 years since this happened to my sister and still we have no idea who did this or why.”

“Hopefully this will encourage people to come forward and give that bit of information that could just give us a lead on who could have done this horrible thing to my sister.”

Shaun added: “I am hoping to get a reward up for any information leading to a conviction.”

Lindsey was staying with two friends after a party at Milgate Street, when the fire was started at the door of the house at around 4.30am on September 8, 2001.

Her friends jumped from an upstairs window but Lindsey remained inside the property.

She was rescued by firefighters from the first floor, but had already been affected badly by the fire and fumes.

Lindsey was rushed to Barnsley Hospital, then taken to the Royal Hallamshire in Sheffield for specialist treatment. She died on September 10.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said the force was continually reviewing the investigation.

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