TOMORROW marks three years since a car electrical expert was shot dead in Huddersfield.
Three men were arrested this year in connection with the inquiry into the killing of 50-year-old Brian Hardwick.
But detectives investigating the murder are still adamant that someone holds the key to tracking down his killer.
And they have urged anyone who can help with that vital information to come forward.
Father-of-two Brian had only been married six months when he was shot in the head and chest with a small-calibre weapon and robbed of his wallet, purse, pendant and chain.
None have been found.
His body was discovered at his workplace, Huddersfield Car Electrical Services, on Colne Road, Huddersfield, just before 8am on Thursday, November 22, 2001.
He had been shot the teatime before. Brian's killer, or killers, also took his cashcard and used his PIN number to withdraw £350 from a cash machine at the Asda store on Bradford Road, Huddersfield, minutes after he was shot. The card has not been used since and has not been recovered.
Three Huddersfield men aged 40, 38, and 23 have been arrested in connection with the inquiry over the last couple of months.
They have been bailed, pending further inquiries.
Det Insp Steve Hepplestone, of Huddersfield CID, said: "We have been interviewing people concerning the events of that night.
"But we still need more vital information.
"We don't know why Brian was killed - but someone does. If anyone has any information - no matter how trivial they think it may be - please call us."
Brian, of Wibsey, Bradford, was last seen alive at about 5.30pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2001.
His car tyre had been deliberately punctured and he was repairing it in the garage at the time of his death.
He was robbed of a grey small popper purse, a standard brown leather wallet, a set of work keys and a gold necklace with a broken heart design pendant.
His wife, Lynne, has the other half.
Contact police on 01484 436582 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.