19 March 2012, 06:00
The son of a man murdered in Chittering, near Cambridge, has paid tribute to his dad on the day he would have turned 77.
Llywelyn Thomas was found dead at his home in Ely Road on Sunday December 18.
It is believed he was killed during a botched burglary the previous night.
Today, his son Richard, 50, paid tribute to his father, a retired farmer, and appealed for people to come forward with information about the killing.
The Cambridge University graduate said: 'Everyone who met my father remembered what an interesting character he was.
'Despite his age he was lucky with his health and thoroughly enjoyed his retirement.
'I will miss him a lot, not only was he my dad, but we had such great times together as we shared similar interests.
'His death has devastated us all and we are desperate for whoever is responsible to be brought to justice.
'If anyone has any information, please call police so we can have some closure to this terrible tragedy.'
Police are continuing to appeal for information about the murder and in particular three distinctive watches were found to be missing from his home along with a wallet.
Detectives also want to speak to motorists who saw Mr Thomas' silver Rover 75 estate, Registration BJ51CJV, which was stolen during the burglary between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on the night he was killed.
The car was later found dumped in Church Lane, Milton.
A 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman are still on poice bail in connection with the incident.