International DNA testing to help track the sadistic killer of quiet store worker
POLICE have launched an international DNA hunt in a bid to track down the brutal killers of quiet shop worker Alan Wood who was tortured for up to three days.
The reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers of the 50-year-old at his home in Main Street, Lound, near Bourne, in October 2009 has been increased to £60,000.
A WORLD-WIDE mass DNA screening will be conducted in a bid to try and find Alan Wood’s killer.
Police have been able to build up a DNA profile of the suspect after they suffered an injury, possibly a hand wound, and left blood behind at the scene.
The profile has already been run through the UK national DNA database but no matches have been found.
It has also been sent across the world to countries which have national databases and no match has been found so far.
The force is also launching an intelligence-led mass screening which will involve thousands of men across Britain and other countries being swabbed.
As well as DNA testing the police have conducted a number of press appeals, leaflet drops in the local community and mobile phone appeals through Bluetooth technology.
Local neighbourhood policing teams have been running roadshows in Stamford, Bourne, Spalding, Boston, Peterborough and Northampton and showing CCTV footage of the suspect making seven attempts to use Mr Wood’s bank cards at cash points in Stamford and Bourne between October 22 and 2 .
They have also translated leaflets into Polish, Lithuanian, Russian and Portuguese to try to get information from the migrant communities.
Det Supt Stuart Morrison said: “Although Alan Wood’s family are clear as to our commitment and determination in catching the killer, the wider public may not be.
“Giving the press and therefore the public a detailed insight into this investigation is a way for us to stress the huge amount of work that is ongoing. I am convinced someone knows the identity of the people who have done this. Every piece of information is important.”