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Police issue renewed appeal in connection with the murder of Caol man Jimmy Hassard

Issued: 22 Sep 2010

Northern Constabulary is continuing its enquiries into the murder of James Anthony Hassard.

DCI Gordon Greenlees said: "I am pleased with the progress we have made in this cold case review of the circumstances surrounding the murder of James Hassard in Caol on 18th February 1989.

"As a result of our investigation information has come to light which has created new lines of enquiry. In particular significant new information has emerged relating to the movements of Jimmy Hassard after he left the Lochaber Bar at about 1 am on Saturday 18th February, 1989.

"In relation to this I would like to appeal to an anonymous female caller who contacted the Police by telephone at 5.50pm on Saturday 8 April, 1989.

"The caller provided information to the effect that in the early hours of Saturday 18th February 1989 Jimmy Hassard had been involved in a fight in a garden and on the pavement on Kilmallie Road near to the junction with Glen Nevis Road."

He added: "It may be that this altercation was seen by a number of people who were passing in a car and I believe that they are in possession of information which may be crucial to the investigation.

"I want to appeal directly to the caller or the occupants of the car to contact me. I would like to give reassurance to the caller that we will deal with any information they provide sensitively."

The Incident Room at Fort William can be contacted on 01397 702361 or by mobile on 07803 903427.

There is also a dedicated email address caolmurder@northern.pnn.police.uk and people can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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