AN EIGHTH person has been arrested by police investigating the attack on Gurmail Singh.
The 17-year-old, from Fartown, is being questioned by officers from the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team after being held yesterday.
He is one of four people still in custody on suspicion of murdering the Cowcliffe shopkeeper on the night of Saturday, February 20.
Detectives were last night given more time to question another 17-year-old from Fartown and a 20-year-old Crosland Moor man arrested on Sunday and a 17-year-old from Bradley arrested on Monday.
A 17-year-old from Sheepridge who was arrested on Saturday has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Two youths aged 17 and 18 arrested last week have been released without charged.
As reported yesterday, a 17-year-old A-level student appeared in court on Monday charged with robbing Mr Singh two days before his death and will be back before magistrates on Tuesday.
Mr Singh was found in a pool of blood at Cowcliffe Convenience Stores on Cowcliffe Hill Road on February 20.
He had been bludgeoned up to nine times with a weapon, probably a hammer.
The popular 63-year-old father-of-three and grandfather died of serious head injuries in the early hours of the next day.
Robbers got away with a handful of cigarettes, money and confectionery.
Two days earlier an alleged raid at the shop was reported to police after two youths were thought to have got away with cigarettes.
He was a popular member of the Sikh community in Huddersfield and officials of the Sikh Temple in Springwood have offered a reward leading to the conviction of his killers.
They have put up £1,000 as a reward to try and help the police investigation.
Anyone with information for the inquiry should call 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111, or text 07786 200805.