Leeds & West Yorkshire

Adam Chadwick's family wants truth for his daughter

Adam Chadwick and daughter
Image caption Martin Chadwick wants the case solved for the sake of his son's daughter.

The father of a West Yorkshire man killed four years ago has said he wants those responsible for his son's death to be found for the sake of his family.

Adam Chadwick, 20, a father of one, was shot when three masked men and a woman burst into a house in Clifton Mount, Harehills, on 24 June 2008.

Martin Chadwick said he wanted people to come forward for the sake of his son's seven-year-old daughter.

"We want it to be sorted before she gets too old," he said.

Det Supt Mark Ridley, the detective leading the investigation, said the "family deserve to know the truth".

Mr Chadwick's daughter was three years old at the time of the shooting.

'Tell her truthfully'

His father said: "We haven't lied to her, she doesn't know the full truth of what happened.

"She does keep asking questions, we tell her as truthfully as we can or we dare."

Image caption The murder has featured on the BBC's Crimewatch

A white woman and three black men wearing masks and camouflage clothing came to the door of the house of Mr Chadwick's sister. A disturbance followed during which Mr Chadwick was shot.

The woman is known to have been knocking at other doors in the area prior to the shooting asking for someone called 'Michelle'.

The police have released previously unseen CCTV footage showing the keys of a Ford Focus C-MAX being stolen in the Little London area of Leeds on 11 June.

The car was abandoned close to Reginald Street, Chapeltown the day after the shooting.

Despite extensive appeals, including a reconstruction on the BBC's Crimewatch, detectives have been unable to trace the occupants of the vehicle with the registration plate YH54 SBV.

Det Supt Ridley said: "I am confident people will know who is responsible.

"With the length of time that has passed someone may now feel in a position to come forward."

He said police would treat any information about the incident in the strictest confidence.


More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites