Police Release New Appeal For Information on Attock Park Murder Anniversary
Thursday, 23 August 2018
Police have released a new appeal for information on the second anniversary of an attack which led to the death of a man from Bradford.
Beyake Keita Ann, who was 21 was assaulted in Attock Park, Laisterdyke on Tuesday, 23 August 2016.
He was playing football with friends in the park at around 8pm, when he was approached by a group of males who attacked him and one of his friends.
He suffered serious head injuries from which he never recovered and sadly died in hospital on 13 September 2016.
Following Beyake’s death police launched a murder investigation which led to the arrest of more than 20 males. This inquiry is continuing and a number of suspects remain on bail in relation to it.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott, who is leading the investigation, 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.
“Please contact my team on 101, quoting crime reference 13160363829 or to stay anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or use their anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
Crimestoppers is also offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information they receive which leads to a successful conviction.