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Police appeal for help to solve 32 year old murder of man found in car boot

Police in West Yorkshire have made a fresh appeal for information to help solve a 32-year-old murder.

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The body of Alexander 'Sandy' McClelland was found in the car boot of a green coloured Ford Cortina in a car park on Bethel Street in Brighouse on October 7, 1985. He had been stabbed.

Police said despite the length of time they have not given up trying to find the 66-year-old's killers.

"It is now 32 years since Mr McClelland was found but the passage of time in no way diminishes our desire to achieve justice for the victim and his family.

We never close a case until the person or persons responsible have, wherever possible, been brought to justice and as part of our commitment to getting justice we have a Major Investigation Review Team which is looking at every single murder committed in the West Yorkshire area for which no one has yet been brought to justice.

The team is looking at any new lines of enquiry - for example advances in DNA technology - that could help provide a vital breakthrough.

I would also like to appeal directly to anyone who may hold information about this or any other unsolved murder in West Yorkshire to come forward and tell police what they know."

– Detective Superintendent Jum Dunkerley, West Yorkshire Police