Hyde Park murder investigation continues as police search for guitars

Police search for guitars believed to be linked to Hyde Park murder earlier this month

Police are looking to trace two electric guitars missing from the home of a man murdered in Hyde Park.

Christopher Laskaris, who was 24, was found dead in his flat on St John’s Close on Thursday 17th November. Philip Craig, a 37-year-old man from Hyde Park, and Dempsey Pattison, 22, have been charged with his murder.

Officers are now appealing for information about two electric guitars, an amplifier and a laptop missing from Christopher’s flat.

They are a red Fender Jaguar electric guitar, a blue Flying V electric guitar, an Orange Crush 35RT amplifier and a Lenovo laptop.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Swift from West Yorkshire Police said, ‘We are keen to speak to anyone who knows the whereabouts of these items or has been offered similar items for sale at any point since November 4.’

‘We are continuing to carry out enquiries to trace these items and would urge anyone who has information that could assist the investigation to contact us immediately.’

A student who lives on St John’s Close and wanted to remain anonymous told The Gryphon that police and forensic investigators were at the property 24 hours a day in the week following the murder but have now left.

Police are asking anyone with information about the missing items to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 with reference to ‘Operation Pulleygate’, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Charlotte Mason 

(Image: Yorkshire Evening Post)

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