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