Police appeal on anniversary of brutal murder

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Detectives are appealing for information about the brutal murder of Bradford pensioner Clement Desmier as the third anniversary of his death takes place today.

The body of Clement ‘Butch’ Desmier, who was 68 when he died, was discovered in his home on Rowlestone Rise in Bradford, in 2012, following a suspected burglary.

A post mortem revealed that he died from multiple injuries.

West Yorkshire Police’s Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley who is leading the investigation, said: “It is now three years since the murder of Clement Desmier but this is still an ongoing investigation.

We want to identify and bring to justice those responsible for his brutal murder.

“I believe that those responsible will have confided in others at some time and, because of the location of the offence, that those responsible have links to the local community.

I would appeal to anybody who has information about the people who are responsible for the murder of Butch Desmier, or why he was killed, to contact West Yorkshire Police.”

Two men remain arrested earlier this year - a 19 year old and a 32 year old - remain on bail pending further enquiries.