Witness appeal one year after death riddle

POLICE have issued a renewed appeal for help from the public as, one year on, they continue to investigate the mysterious death of a pensioner.

Richard Clarke was found collapsed in the driveway of his house in Cranley Green Road, Eye, on the morning of Saturday August 22 last year.

Mr Clarke, 73, was found with serious head injuries and later died. Police believe he was the victim of an assault at some point between being dropped at his home by a taxi on the evening of Friday August 21 and being found the next morning.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team has carried out extensive inquiries but nobody has been charged.

To date, the investigation has not been able to establish any motive for this attack and detectives are re-appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett said he was confident that someone in the community held “the key piece of information” that would solve the case.

He said: “A lot of hard work has been put into this investigation and it is frustrating for the team and Mr Clarke’s family that a year on we still do not know who assaulted him and why.

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”The inquiry continues to focus on the community in Eye and I am confident that someone in the area holds the key piece of information which will help solve this murder investigation and bring some closure to his family following a difficult year.

“These types of offences are extremely rare in Suffolk and it is only with the support of the public that police can gather sufficient information to solve these types of serious crimes.

“If you have any information that may help the investigation please call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.”

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