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Last Updated: Friday, 21 September 2007, 08:02 GMT 09:02 UK
Mother's plea a year after murder
Dean Jeffery
Mr Jeffery would have been 40 years old this weekend
The mother of a man who was murdered in Bristol a year ago has renewed an appeal for help in finding his killer.

Dean Jeffery was attacked as he walked home to Ridgeway Parade from a shop in Fishponds Road on 21 September 2006 - the day before his 39th birthday.

The father-of-three was taken to Frenchay Hospital but died a week later from his injuries.

His mother Hazel said she still hoped that someone would come forward with information to help the investigation.

Despite an extensive investigation including seven arrests, no one has been charged over the murder.

Police said they had taken 183 statements, seized 611 exhibits and had spoken to 2,000 motorists in connection with the case.

It is quite possible that this was a minor assault that went wrong and the offender did not intend to end Dean's life
Det Insp Simon Crisp

Mrs Jeffery said: "Dean would visit me all the time and help out with jobs around the house. He wouldn't hesitate to do anything for me.

"I have photos of him around my home and not a day goes by when I don't think of him."

Det Insp Simon Crisp said: "The reasons surrounding why Dean was assaulted remain a mystery and there is no clear motive.

"It is quite possible that this was a minor assault that went wrong and the offender did not intend to end Dean's life."

He urged anyone with any information about the incident to contact the police.


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