Detective’s pledge to family of murdered Huntingdon man

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Detectives have vowed to do everything they can to bring closure to the family of a man who was believed to have been murdered 25 years ago.

Despite never finding Andrew Bedford’s body, officers are convinced he was killed in September 1990.

Now detectives have vowed to do everything they can to find Andrew, who was 27-years-old when he went missing, and bring those responsible to justice, to bring closure for Andrew’s family.

Detective Sergeant Gordon Blair, from Cambridgeshire police said: “Andrew went missing on Friday, September 28 1990.
“He was last seen at Factory Bank, off Great Whyte, Ramsey eating a takeaway.

“We believe he was killed at Mongrel Cars Garage on St Mary’s Road later that night, and his body was disposed of locally.

“We have held a number of investigations into this in the past, but this is one last push to find those responsible and the last resting place for Andrew.

Andrew Bedford

Andrew Bedford

“We will do everything we can for the family in this investigation.

“Ramsey is only a small place. People would have known him, and know who is responsible for his death.
“The prime suspect for the shooting died a couple of years ago, but we believe more than one person was responsible for his death.

“There has been lots of gossip and rumour about where his body was buried - even that it is under Wembley Stadium - but we believe it was buried locally.”

At the time Andrew went missing, three people were arrested, but all were released without charge.

We are in contact with his family - he has a daughter he never met, two sisters and a brother, and we want to bring closure for them after all these years.

DS Gordon Blair

Andrew was reported missing by his girlfriend - who was pregnant with his baby - on Saturday, September 29 1990. He was last seen in a light blue Ford Cortina estate.

DS Blair said: “Here was a thorough investigation 25 years ago, but we did not have enough evidence to prosecute anyone at court.

“We are in contact with his family - he has a daughter he never met, two sisters and a brother, and we want to bring closure for them after all these years.

“The family are pleased we have launched the investigation, and they are supporting us.

DS Gordon Blair, outside the location where it is believed Andrew Bedford was killed

DS Gordon Blair, outside the location where it is believed Andrew Bedford was killed

“We relaunched the investigation because the main suspect died of a drug overdose a couple of years ago, and it is the 25 year anniversary of his death.

“It would have been his 52nd birthday on Friday.”

When he went missing, police found a shotgun cartridge at the garage, but no gun was ever found.

DS Blair said detectives were looking to speak to anyone with information about what happened - whether they had spoken to them in the past or not.

He said: “Someone will know what happened to him that night. Twenty-five years have passed, and it is time to clear their conscious.

“If you spoke to us at the time, come and speak to us again. If you didn’t speak to us at the time, come and speak to us.

“We have to be realistic. It is a 25 year-old case. But we would not be doing this if there was no hope of prosecutions or finding Andrew’s remains.”

The investigation is being run by the Major Crime Unit, and has more than 20 officers working through old case papers for clues.

Officers who worked on the original case have also been drafted in, and detectives have spoken to retired officers as well.

Andrew, then of Tweed Street, Huntingdon, was wearing overalls, a khaki jumper, jeans and trainers and was described as 5’8”, of medium build, with mousey blond, curly, shoulder-length hair and various tattoos.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.