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20 December 2011, 16:35
Tests have confirmed a man found dead in Chittering died from injuries to his face and head.
The cause of death was confirmed during a post-mortem carried out by Home Office pathologist Doctor Nat Cary at Peterborough City Hospital today. (Tuesday).
The body of a 76 year old man, who hasn't yet been formally identified by Police, was discovered in Chittering on Sunday afternoon.
Police were called to the house on Sunday lunchtime by neighbours who were concerned for the man inside.
Police are treating his death as murder.
The victim's car, which Police believe was stolen on Saturday night, was discovered in Church Lane in Milton on Monday morning.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Tandy said: "I can confirm the post mortem revealed the victim died as a result of head and facial injuries.
We are very keen to hear from anyone who saw the victim's car between his home in Chittering, by the Travellers Rest public house, and Milton on Saturday evening.
The car had mechanical issues and would have made a lot of noise when it was being driven, it is also likely to have been travelling slowly."
Police have confirmed that one line of inquiry is that the man was the victim of a burglary that went wrong.
Anyone with any information is asked to call DCI Tandy on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.