SPE­CIAL RE­PORT: Po­lice re­veal new de­tails of de­praved killing £60,000 re­ward to help catch mur­derer

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

By ADAM UREN heard of in Lin­colnshire.

“We now want the pub­lic to re-as­sess what they know in light of this ex­tra in­for­ma­tion.”

Po­lice have still not as­cer­tained whether there was more than one per­son in­volved in the murder.

Other de­tails to emerge in­clude the dis­cov­ery of scraps of a bus ticket from lo­cal op­er­a­tors De­laine found in the rem­nants of the sel­lotape used to bind Mr Wood’s hands.

Foren­sic ex­perts also found a foot­print of a Con­verse trainer at the scene and have man­aged to nar­row it down to one par­tic­u­lar up­per which is sold in two dif­fer­ent styles. These are sold pre­dom­i­nantly in Europe and North Africa and be­lieved to be­long to the mur­derer.

Mr Wood’s for­mer em­ployer Sains­bury’s agreed to add £50,000 to the orig­i­nal £10,000 re­ward pledged by Crimestop­pers for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the cap­ture of the cul­prit.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are hop­ing this lat­est re­lease of in­for­ma­tion will bring new ev­i­dence to light.

He added: “We are re­leas­ing this ex­tra in­for­ma­tion on the case as part of our de­ter­mined ef­fort to make sure we have ex­hausted ev­ery sin­gle av­enue in terms of rais­ing aware­ness of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We are con­vinced that some­one liv­ing in this county or po­ten­tially in Cam­bridgeshire or other neigh­bour­ing coun­ties, knows who the killer is.

“We are ex­tremely con­fi­dent that we will ar­rest the per­son re­spon­si­ble for this ter­ri­ble crime.

“We will find the per­son who has done this, make no mis­take.”

Mr Wood, a di­vorcee who ran his own gar­den­ing busi­ness, was last seen at the Wil­loughby Arms, in Lit­tle Bytham, on Oc­to­ber 21, af­ter vis­it­ing Mor­risons in Stam­ford.

Po­lice have pre­vi­ously said that they be­lieve the killer knew Mr Wood in some way, though he was un­likely to be a close friend.

His sus­pected killer was caught on CCTV us­ing Mr Wood’s card to with­draw cash from ATM ma­chines in Stam­ford and Bourne be­fore the dis­cov­ery of the body on Oc­to­ber 24.

The sus­pect is de­scribed as be­tween 5ft 9in and 5ft 11ins, dressed in a “smart ca­sual” man­ner, with new CCTV footage show­ing him smok­ing.

An­a­lysts have also found the sus­pect has an un­usual walk, com­ing to the con­clu­sion that he limps, pos­si­bly be­cause his right leg is slightly longer than his left.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about Mr Wood’s murder should con­tact po­lice on 0300 111 0300 or Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

cctv: New footage of the sus­pect walk­ing past Sub­way in High Street, Stam­ford, smok­ing and wear­ing a dis­tinc­tive striped scarf on Oc­to­ber 24 af­ter us­ing Alan Wood’s stolen bank cards.

Left, e-fit of sus­pect and right, vic­tim Alan Wood.

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