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“They erased my son from the planet” Keighley Father begs for justice after son’s death



By Alex Rhodes

A father has pleaded for anyone with information to contact West Yorkshire Police following a fresh appeal to find those responsible for killing his autistic son, in a house fire, in April, 2009.

David Clough told BCB that the past five years have been ‘like hell’ for him knowing that his 12-year-old son was killed in such a horrific way and had led him to attempt taking his own life.

Damian, who suffered from a number of mental health complications, including autism, died from smoke inhalation when intruders set fire to the property, in Kinara Close.

Mr Clough called Damian his ‘happy chappy’ and an angel who would have a big grin on his face when he was around him.

He then added: “There is not a day that goes by when we don’t think of Damian and how different things would be for us, had he not been taken from us in such tragic circumstances.

“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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Protective Services (Crime) Department on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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