Family of murdered Bradford grandfather appeal for help to catch killers on second anniversary of his death

MURDERED: Clement Desmier

MURDERED: Clement Desmier

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THE family of murdered Bradford grandfather, Clement 'Butch' Desmier, has made a fresh plea for information to find his killers on the second anniversary of his death.

The body of 68-year-old Mr Desmier was discovered at his home in Rowlestone Rise, Greengates, on August 23, 2012. He died of multiple injuries.

In a statement his family said: “It has been two years since our father was murdered and we are all still struggling with the fact that no one has been brought to justice.

"We feel that we need closure and we appeal to anyone with any information to contact West Yorkshire Police."

Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley, who is leading the investigation, said police still wanted to identify a man seen with Butch entering his house on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 22, and the people seen in his garden, standing by his front door and entering his house in the early hours of Thursday.


He said: "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."

Anyone with information can contact West Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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