Two further teens charged with Gipton murder

TWO further teenagers have been charged with the murder of Clifford Amoh in Leeds.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 10:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 11:36 am
Floral tributes outside the home of Clifford Amoh who was fatally assaulted at his home. Picture Scott Merrylees

Mr Amoh, 29, was found with serious head injuries after being attacked at his home in Gipton. He was rushed to hospital in the early hours of May 7 but pronounced dead soon after.

On Monday three teenagers, Harley Golding 19, Kierron Nicol, 18, and a 17-year-old, appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court charged with murder and robbery as part of the investigation into the death. West Yorkshire Police said today that two further men, Johari Green, 19, of Amberton Crescent, Leeds, and Rowan Lewis, 18, of Cowper Grove, Leeds had been charged with the same offences and would appear at the court this morning.

Speaking in the days after the murder, police said Mr Amoh’s family were “understandably devastated to have lost him in such sudden and violent circumstances”.

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Detective chief inspector Nicola Bryar, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “It has been very clear from the large number of people visiting the scene to lay flowers and pay tribute, and from numerous comments on social media, that Clifford was a well-liked and popular man in this close-knit community. Many people will have known him by his nickname ‘Papi’.

“His family are understandably devastated to have lost him in such sudden and violent circumstances.

“I get a real sense that people are in disbelief that this has happened to someone who was so well-liked, and that people want to see those responsible brought to justice.”