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26 August 2012, 09:20
A post mortem's shown a man who was found dead in his Bradford home died from a number of injuries.
68 year year old Clement 'Butch' Desmier was found dead in his home on Rowlestone Rise in Bradford on August 23rd.
West Yorkshire Police launched a murder investigation and are treating his death as suspicious - they say they're looking at the possibility he may have died during a burglary.
Police and the ambulance service went to his house at about 4pm on Thursday evening after a neighbour went into the house due to concerns for his safety and found his body inside.
Witnesses have reported seeing two men outside the address at around 3am on Thursday August 23rd and detectives are particularly keen to trace these men.
Police are handing out hundreds of appeal posters, as their investigation carries on.
Senior Investigating Officer Det Supt Mark Ridley who is leading the enquiry, said:
"We know Mr Desmier was quite well known in Bradford and Shipley, would drink in local pubs and use local transport.
We are trying to build up a picture of his movements and lifestyle in the days before his death and I am particularly keen to hear from anybody who has seen or been in contact with Mr Desmier during the last week.
Enquiries are ongoing and as part of these we will be visiting every home on the Ravenscliffe estate to carry out door to door appeals for information as well as to distribute appeal posters.
We continue to build up a picture of Mr Desmier's movements and lifestyle in the days before his death and I remain keen to hear from anybody who has seen or been in contact with Mr Desmier during the last week."
Anyone who has information should contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information can also be sent via text to a special Police Texting service on 07786200805