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Beyake Keita Ann: Family appeal over football match murder

Beyake Keita Ann Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Beyake Keita Ann, a Spanish national of Gambian descent, died three weeks after he was attacked in Attock Park

The family of a man who was "brutally attacked" following a football match row in a West Yorkshire park has appealed for help to find his killer.

Beyake Keita Ann, 21, died three weeks after he was injured in Attock Park in Bradford on the evening of 23 August.

Police said he had gone to the park in the Laisterdyke area to play football, but an argument started and players were attacked.

His family said "someone out there saw what happened" to Beyake.

Nine arrests have been made, with six men aged between 17 and 32 currently on police bail.

Det Ch Insp Ian Scott, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "Beyake was sat to the side of the pitch, not involved in this disorder in any shape or form."

"He was brutally attacked, being struck around the head causing fatal injuries."

Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption His father Lahami Keita and sister Danlo Keita Ann appealed for witnesses

Danlo Keita Ann, Beyake's sister, said: "When Beyake was killed, our whole family was completely destroyed.

"He was a such a gentle, quiet and happy boy. He came to England in May of this year to find a better life for himself."

She added: "Someone out there saw what happened and knows who did this. We're devastated and I plead for people to do the right thing and come forward to police."

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