Killer on the loose

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Police have launched a public appeal for help as they prepare to face a second night with an alleged killer on the loose.

Police have confirmed that they are looking for Gordon Cramp, aged 37, following an incident at Dunheved yesterday, where a 65-year-old man was allegedly murdered.

About 5.30am yesterday, the body of the man was located in the yard of a factory on Links Road. 

Police want to speak to Mr Cramp, a former colleague of the dead man at Solveco Liquid Recycling, about his alleged involvement in the incident.

Police have formed Strike Force Rondelay to investigate the death.

Mr Cramp is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 165cm tall, with a thin build and very short, dark hair.

A warrant has been issued for Mr Cramp’s arrest.

Whilst police are seeking public assistance, they have warned that he is armed and dangerous and should not be approached by members of the public.

“He has fatally wounded a man and we have intelligence to suggest that he has a propensity for carrying knives and also firearms,” said Ray Filewood from St Marys LAC.

“He was employed at the company for a certain period of time. I don’t think that there is any specific relationship between him and the victim other than that he was a worker… I think that his disputes with the company are with others.”

Superintendent Filewood said the 65-year-old victim did not deserve to die.

“He was a local man, hard working and no doubt didn’t deserve to receive these fatal wounds when he did,” he said.

Police believe that Mr Cramp remains in the local area, and normally stays in the Penrith, St Marys, Hawkesbury or Mount Druitt area.

Superintendent Filewood said police have evidence to support their theory that Mr Cramp was at the scene of the crime.

“CCTV footage and a number of avenues put him in the location,” he said.

Anyone who sees Gordon Cramp is urged to ring 000. 

The Western Weekender will keep you updated on any developments on this story as soon as they come to hand.

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