Murder charge for man in relation to death of Shaun Lyall in Cleethorpes

North East Lincolnshire

9 Sep 2019

A man who was arrested and charged in connection with the death of Shaun Lyall in Cleethorpes has now been charged with murder.  

Craig Whittle, 45, from Corporation Road in Grimsby was initially charged in July with assisting an offender. It follows Mr Lyall’s death at a property on Sidney Street in Cleethorpes on 17 July 2018. 

The charges have now been reviewed by a senior barrister. Today at Grimsby Crown Court Mr Whittle was told he will now face a murder charge.

He also faces charges of attempting to cause GBH, possessing a knife in a public place, and two counts of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply. These were in relation to an incident in Blackpool in Lancashire on 13 July 2018.

Craig Whittle has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Sheffield Crown Court in December. 

As our investigations continue, we are still looking for Abdi Ali, 29, in connection with the murder of Mr Lyall. 

Abdi Ali (below) is originally from Somalia and has links to the Grimsby area, Sheffield, London, Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Merseyside, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Lincolnshire, and Cleveland. 

If you have any further information about his whereabouts please contact us on 999 or 101 quoting log 517 of 17 July 2018.

We again advise that he is not approached. Please call the police in the first instance.