THE widow of murdered car electrical expert Brian Hardwick says her life will never be the same.
Lynne Hardwick said her close friends have helped her through the emotional turmoil of the last two years, since Brian was found shot dead at the garage where he worked.
His wallet was stolen and his cashpoint card used at Huddersfield's Asda store minutes after the killing to withdraw £350 from his account.
He had written his cashpoint number on a piece of paper in his wallet.
Brian was shot dead by someone who had deliberately punctured his car tyre to make him stay after his colleagues left Huddersfield Car Electrical Services on Colne Road on November 21, 2001.
Speaking at a Huddersfield Press conference yesterday to mark two years since Brian's murder, Lynne said: "Brian got on with his life and left others to get on with theirs.
"His death was just so senseless - and all for just £350."
Brian and Lynne were members of the Range Riders country and western club in Wakefield Road, Bradford, and a memorial night is being held at the club tomorrow.
Lynne, 53, of Wibsey, Bradford, praised her close friends and club members for helping her through the last two years - years which she described as "sheer hell".
She said: "I have eight very special friends, but so many people have helped me through this and I want to thank them all."
Police are convinced that someone knows who the killer is, but has never come forward with the information.
Lynne said: "It's all like a big jigsaw puzzle, but the most important piece is missing.
"My life will never be the same again. It's like living in limbo. I may seem stronger on the surface, but I'm not inside. It gets very lonely."
She added: "It is now two years down the line. If someone knows who is responsible I would plead for them to come forward and give that information to the police, so they can follow it up.
"I just keep hoping and hoping that the police will get the response they need."
The detective leading the murder hunt, Det Supt Graham Shaw, said: "We are certain that someone, somewhere can tell us who killed Brian and why.
"Two years have now passed and loyalties may have changed.
"Please just come forward and talk to us."
Hunt for witnesses goes on
POLICE are still trying to track down a number of people seen near Huddersfield Car Electrical Services the day Brian died.
* A man who swore at Brian hours before the shooting.
This man stormed off in a red car at about noon on the day Brian died after turning up without an appointment and asking Brian to look at an electrical fault.
The man is white, in his late 30s to early 40s with short, dark, neat hair and was tidily-dressed.
* A man seen staring into the garage from the opposite side of Colne Road at about 10.30am the same day.
He is aged 25 to 30, about 5ft 6in with short dark hair and wore a dark padded jacket.
* A man seen crouching by a window at the front of Huddersfield Car Electrical Services just after 4pm.
He is African-Carib- bean, in his early 20s, about 5ft 5ins tall and well-built.
He wore dark clothes and possibly had the hood up as it was raining that evening.
* Just 20 minutes before Brian found the puncture on his car, a man was seen in the car park behind the former Amsterdam Bar.
He is white, in his 20s or early 30s, about 5ft 9ins tall and stocky with a chubby face, stubble, piercing dark brown eyes, dark eyebrows and short dark hair.
He wore a dark three- quarter-length jacket and dark trousers.
He got into an old Mini car which had wide wheels and was described as sporty.
There was a woman in the car who is in her late teens to early 20s with long bleached blonde hair.
Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.