Detectives investigating the murder of a young man shot in a car in Huddersfield, have launched a fresh drive to bring his killers to justice.
The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team has said it will not stop until those behind the killing of Jamal Nedd are behind bars after making two new arrests as part of its investigation into the murder of the 26-year-old last December.
Senior detectives have warned the fact that his murderers were prepared to open fire even though the car contained another occupant alongside their target, further highlights the danger they pose.
In the latest phase of activity, officers arrested a male and a female from the Huddersfield area on Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
Jamal received fatal gunshot wounds in an incident on Saturday December 19 after a car he was travelling in was shot at, at 21.09 while on Ripon Avenue, Huddersfield, in what was a targeted attack.
Before the new arrest phase, detectives had previously conducted a number of enquiries across the Huddersfield area and made numerous arrests in connection with Jamal’s murder.
Officers have now issued a video appeal (which can be seen below) and are urging anyone who may have vital information who has not yet come forwards to do so.
DCI Marc Bowes of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, who is leading the investigation, said: “The murder of Jamal Nedd was an exceptionally serious offence and I want to make clear to those responsible that we remain absolutely determined to bring them to justice.
“We have continued our investigations throughout 2021 and have now launched a new phase of the operation with more arrest activity in Huddersfield this week
“This has clearly been a very long running enquiry but I want to reassure residents it remains highly active and that West Yorkshire Police will do everything possible to put behind bars those responsible for offences of this nature.”
The DCI added that officers were still appealing for information from communities to help them convict offenders who were clearly highly dangerous.
“The sheer recklessness of those involved in opening fire on a car on a residential street, and especially when it contained another party, beggars belief and highlights the danger those individuals pose,” he said.
“I would ask anyone who may not yet have come forwards but who could assist us to bear in mind how dangerous these people are and to make the call.”
“Any small piece of information could be vital. If you do know something which you think could help catch Jamal’s killers please contact my team or Crimestoppers in complete anonymity.”DCI Marc Bowes of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team
Anyone with any information or who witnesses anything suspicious last night in the Fartown area is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 or use the contact us options at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting crime reference 13200634445.
Information can also be given in complete anonymity to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.