POLICE have said they “remain committed to getting justice” for the family of a 21-year-old man, two years to the day he was attacked by a gang which led to his death.

Beyake Keita-Ann was attacked by a gang brandishing baseball bats and other weapons while he played football in Attock Park, Bradford Moor, on August 23, 2016.

The attack came after the footballers’ ball hit a parked car belonging to two men, described as Asian, who called the gang to the park.

Mr Keita-Ann was attacked and died from a blow to the head with a baseball bat in hospital three weeks later.

He lived in Leeds with his father and sister and often played football with friends in Bradford. He had moved to the UK in May 2015 to find work, leaving his younger sister and mother in Spain.

After his death, police launched a murder investigation which has to date led to more than 20 men being arrested, and a number of suspects remain on bail in connection with the killing.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott, of the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said: “We remain committed to getting justice for Beyake and his family, who are desperate to know why their son was attacked and who was responsible.

“We continue to believe the answers they are looking for will be found in the local community and we urge anyone with information to come forward and speak with our officers, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, who guarantee 100 per cent anonymity to everyone who contacts them.

“We also ask for anyone who may have seen the incident, or who may have information about those responsible to come forward and tell us what they know.

“There is also a possibility that circumstances may have changed in the last two years, and that those who felt they were not in a position to speak previously can do so now.

“If this applies to you then I please ask you to come forward and speak with my team. You may have that vital piece of information which will help us to solve this case and provide Beyake’s family with some closure.”

An Eid event is being held today in Attock Park from 3.30pm until 6pm in memory of Mr Keita-Ann, with a wide range of events and activities for all ages taking place, as well as advice from the emergency services.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact DCI Scott’s team by calling 101, quoting crime reference number 13160363829, use the live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, or call Crimestoppers. anonymously. on 0800 555111.

Crimestoppers is also offering a £10,000 reward for information they receive which leads to a successful conviction.