A video appeal has today (Monday) been released by police investigating the death of Bradford man Clement ‘Butch’ Desmier.
It comes as Crimestoppers double their reward to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
The 68-year-old was discovered at his home on Rowlestone Rise in Ravenscliffe with 70 separate injuries on August 23 2012.
As the first anniversary approaches, a multi media display van will be positioned in different areas of Ravenscliffe showing footage of Mr Desmier’s last movements as well as messages from his family.
A fresh appeal from Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley will also be featured. He hopes it will generate new information that will move the enquiry forward.
He said: “The multi media display vehicle will highlight the different elements of our investigations as well as the increased £10,000 reward by Crimestoppers.
“This is a significant amount of money which has been put forward by the crime fighting charity and underlines our continued level of focus upon this case.
“Officers will be visiting local supermarkets in the Greengates area, speaking to shoppers, undertaking questionnaires and handing out flyers which appeal for information.
“A portable police office will also be located opposite the murder scene on Rowlestone Rise where local residents can discuss any matters in confidence.
“We are now approaching the August bank holiday and I would ask local people to think back to the same time last year. What do you remember that may be of relevance? Even the smallest piece of information could add to a wider picture and build upon evidence already gathered.
“It is still as painful for the family as it was 12 months ago, and I would urge anyone who may be able to help them receive the justice the deserve to get in touch immediately.
“It is highly unlikely that anyone would have simply been passing through this area and I am confident that there is a very local connection to this crime.
“More importantly, I believe there was more than one person involved. We have still have not heard from the two people seen entering his house in the early hours of the day Mr Desmier was found dead and our enquiries remain centred around them.
“In the months which have elapsed since this crime, there has been significant media coverage, a BBC Crimewatch appeal and a large Crimestoppers reward.
“It is therefore a reasonable assertion, that those behind this crime may have seen this coverage and have confided in somebody. Allegiances could have changed and there may be individuals who now want to come forward.
“I would urge these people to consider the continued impact this is having on Mr Desmier’s family and to contact us.
“If anyone can assist in our investigations, they can call the non emergency number 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information can also be sent by text to police on 07786 200805.”