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30 August 2012, 14:21
CCTV images of a Bradford pensioners last known steps before he was murdered, have been released by police searching for new information.
68 year old Clement Desmier died of multiple injuries at his home in Rowlestone Rise, Ravenscliffe last week.
Crimestoppers has put up a £5000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
A 30 year old man, arrested in connection with the murder, has been released without charge.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley said: "We know that Mr Desmier left his home on Wednesday the 22nd August with a good friend to visit a local farm shop, before returning home around 11am.
"He then made his way into Shipley Town Centre around noon where we believe he visited the bank and did some shopping, as captured within the CCTV.
"It is thought he then took a bus towards Greengates later that afternoon and returned home.
"Our focus is therefore upon anybody who may have seen him during this period, either shopping or on his way home.
"Likewise, it is important that we quickly hear from anyone who visited Mr Desmier that afternoon, that evening or the following day.
"If anyone has also seen him in the company of another person that day, we need to know about it.
"Even the smallest piece of information can help us to ascertain the circumstances which led to his death and ultimately those responsible.
"We are still seeking to trace the two men reported to have been acting suspiciously outside Mr Desmier’s home address during the early hours of the 23rd August.
"I am extremely keen to hear from any witnesses or anyone with information who could assist in our enquiry.
"Please get in touch with the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team immediately on the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
"Information can also be sent via text to a special Police SMS service on 07786200805."