Four people arrested over death of Leeds man

Clifford Amoh


By Yaro Dmitriev

Four people, including a teenager, have been detained on suspicion of the murder of Clifford Amoh.

The four – two men aged 19 and 29, a 24-year-old woman and the 15 year old teenager – appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning where warrants of further detention were granted to give officers extra time to continue questioning them.

Mr Amoh, 29, was attacked at his home in Coldcotes Crescent, Gipton, in the early hours of Saturday.

He was taken to the hospital but pronounced dead by paramedics shortly after, a post-mortem examination revealed his death had been caused by a head injury.

Mr Amoh, who was nicknamed Papi, has been described as a “well-liked and popular” man. His family have been left devastated by his death.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Bryar, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We are continuing to progress our enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the murder of Clifford Amoh and we would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed any part of the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.”

She further added: “His family are understandably devastated to have lost him in such sudden and violent circumstances and we have specialist officers supporting them at what is clearly a very difficult time.

“It has been very clear from the large number of people visiting the scene to lay flowers and pay tribute, and from numerous comments on social media, that Clifford was a well-liked and popular man in this close-knit community. Many people will have known him by his nickname ‘Papi’.”

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