Three people arrested in connection with murder of shop owner in West Yorkshire, England

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police has announced that the police force have arrested three teenagers in connection with the death of a shop owner in West Yorkshire, England. The three are currently remaining publicly unidentified. 63-year-old Gurmail Singh was killed after he was physically involved in a robbery of his shop, the Cowcliffe Convenience Store, that occurred on February 20, 2010 in the town of Huddersfield.

The spokesperson said that one person aged 18 and two people aged 17, all of whom came from the Huddersfield region, had been detained in connection to Gurmail Singh's death on Sunday. The shop owner had sustained head injuries during the robbery. A post-mortem examination carried out on Singh determined that he was impacted in his head nine times by what was possibly a hammer.

Detective Superintendent David Pervin stated: "These men have been arrested as a result of the tremendous public response to my earlier appeals for information about this incident." Pervin pointed out that he still needs information from members of the public, and requested that any local people operating CCTV cameras in the area should contact the police. He also made a direct appealed to those involved in the attack: "[t]hey know who they are. The spotlight is already directly upon them and I call on them to do the right thing and hand themselves in now before we knock at their door and arrest them."

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