POLICE are re-issuing an appeal for information in the case of a man found murdered in Brighouse 32 years ago today.  

The body of Alexander ‘Sandy’ McClelland was found in the boot of a pale-green coloured Ford Cortina in a car park on Bethel Street on October 7, 1985.

The 66-year-old had been stabbed.

Detectives from West Yorkshire Police said today that more than 30 years on they had not given up trying to catch his killer or killers.

Detective Superintendent Jim Dunkerley, of the Protective Services (Crime) Department, said:  “It is now 32 years since Mr McClelland was found but the passage of time in no way diminishes our desire to achieve justice for the victim and his family.

“We never close a case until the person or persons responsible have, wherever possible, been brought to justice and as part of our commitment to getting justice we have a Major Investigation Review Team which is looking at every single murder committed in the West Yorkshire area for which no one has yet been brought to justice.

“The team is looking at any new lines of enquiry - for example advances in DNA technology - that could help provide a vital breakthrough.

"I would also like to appeal directly to anyone who may hold information about this or any other unsolved murder in West Yorkshire to come forward and tell police what they know."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.