The daughter of a man who was brutally murdered in his home has said she can't celebrate Christmas without him.

Mark Bradbury was killed in his home in August with detectives now believing that his murderer may have stolen his designer watch after he died.

The Warrington man's body was discovered three days later, leaving his family and young daughter devastated by his now.

Now, Mark's teenage daughter Hannah said she can't celebrate Christmas without her dad, and knowing that his killer is still out there.

Desperately urging anyone with information to come forward, Hannah said: "This has been a humungous shock for everybody because we have lost someone who is really special to us.

Murder victim Mark Bradbury with his daughter Hannah

“With Christmas coming up it is harder than ever to think there is someone out there who has taken my dad away.

"They will be enjoying Christmas while we as a family don’t get the opportunity to celebrate it."

Pleading for justice, Hannah added: "I really want to emphasise to people that even if they think their knowledge might be minor, or what they know or might have seen will have no impact on the investigation, you really never know.

 

"It could be the key to us getting the answers we desperately need.

“If you feel it is hard to speak up, please know that it’s so much harder for us having to deal with losing him.

Station Road South in Padgate, Warrington, where Mark Bradbury was murdered

"Any bit of hope you could offer to me, my family and close friends of my dad will be greatly appreciated by everyone.

“There has to be some justice. It’s not fair.”

Officers investigating Mark's death have now released more information that could help catch those responsible.

Mark's designer watch has been missing since his death and detectives believe it could lead to his killer.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: "Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Warrington have released a photo of his watch, which has been missing since his death.

Mark Bradbury wore a Citizen Eco-Drive watch which police believe the killer may have taken with them after committing the murder.

"Mark Bradbury wore a Citizen Eco-Drive watch which police believe the killer may have taken with them after committing the murder.

"Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the watch, bought or been offered it."

 

Detective Inspector Sarah Oliver, who is leading the investigation, said: “Mark would wear the watch regularly and I’m keen to find out what happened to it as it has not been seen or recovered since he died.

“I believe somebody out there knows where it is. Perhaps it has been disposed of or been sold to you – if you see the watch or believe you know where it is, I want to hear from you.

“Our investigation has been continuing with a number of lines of enquiry being followed. I now want to take this opportunity to further prompt people who haven’t yet got in touch to contact us.

“We believe that Mark had regular visitors to his house and I am particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has information about them and the vehicles they were using in the weeks running up to his death.

 

“I know people may feel hesitant in coming forward and be reticent to speak to police but if you do not feel comfortable talking to us directly you can provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers.”

A 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains on conditional bail.

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If you have any information please call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting Operation Keynotes.

The anonymous charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Mark’s death.

To provide information call 0800 555 111 or visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/pre-form