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Damian Clough fire death: new police appeal

Scene of fire
Image caption Police believe allegiances could have changed in the five years since the fire

More than five years after a 12-year-old boy was killed in a fire, West Yorkshire Police have appealed for new information in the case.

Damian Clough, who had autism, died in the blaze in Kinara Close, Stocksbridge, Keighley, in April 2009.

Det Supt Nick Wallen said: "We believe that someone possibly in the local community is likely to know who was responsible for Damian's manslaughter."

Two teenagers were found not guilty of causing his death at a trial in 2010.

David Clough, Damian's father, said there was "not a day goes by" the family did not think of him.

"I would ask that anyone who knows, or who feels they might know who was responsible for Damian's death to come forward and tell the police what they know," Mr Clough added.

The family had made a request in 2013 for a review of the case, the force said.

Det Supt Wallen said there was a chance "allegiances might have changed" in the last five years and someone could come forward with vital information.

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