Inquest Into Death Of Murdered Sharif

An inquest has today been opened and adjourned into the death of Kempston man Serafettin Demirsay, who was murdered on May 14.

Turkish born Mr Demirsay, 65, who was known as Sharif, was fatally stabbed when three men forced their way into his home in Vineyard Way after he answered a knock at the door at about 9.30pm.

He was pushed into the bungalow and stabbed several times. His partner, who is aged 68, was also hurt as she tried to defend him. Jewellery and money was taken from her handbag by the men before they ran off.

At the inquest in Bedford today, Coroner David Scott Morris confirmed that Mr Demirsay died from stab wounds to his chest.

Bedfordshire detectives say they are keeping an open mind about the killing but fear the three men could strike again.

At a police press conference this week, his granddaughter Nina Gill paid tribute to Sharif and appealed for help in catching his killers.

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