YEP Says, April 21: Time for truth on murder that still baffles detectives

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there is a cherished family photo of Adam Chadwick – taken shortly before his baffling murder – that shows him beaming from ear to ear.

THERE is a cherished family photo of Adam Chadwick – taken shortly before his baffling murder – that shows him beaming from ear to ear.

Clutched close and smiling happily by her daddy’s side is his adorable three-year-old daughter Ruby.

Adam was killed seven years ago. Ruby is no longer a toddler but a girl who is growing up without her dad and with no idea why he was taken away from her.

Since he was gunned down on the doorstep of his sister Gemma’s house in Harehills, the search for Adam’s killers has drawn a blank.

The motive behind his death is also unclear. It’s thought the 20-year-old was the victim of mistaken identity – a woman asking for “Michelle” called twice at the house before the armed gang forced their way in.

But clues that would uncover the identities of Adam’s killers have failed to materialise, condemning his family to further agony. Now hopes are pinned on a social media campaign bringing that all important breakthrough.

Launched by Adam’s sister Gemma, the Facebook group dedicated to securing justice for Adam and his family has more than 10,000 members.

Someone out there knows who killed Adam. Now is the time for them to come forward and tell police what they know and give his loved ones they answers they so desperately need.

Where is the help for homebuyers?

EVERY PARENT wants their child to have a better quality of life than they did. But that increasingly looks a folorn hope.

While the average salary has risen by 66 per cent since 1999, house prices have ballooned by 166 per cent – sparked in large part by a shortage of housebuilding combined with an increase in population.

Housing charity Shelter says it means a generation of young adults have no choice but to wait for an inheritance from the death of a loved one to get on the housing ladder.

It’s a sad state of affairs – but one that has been years in the making. The question is, why are politicians still doing nothing about it?

PIC: Simon Hulme

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