Alan Wood Murder: Two Years On
25 October 2011, 13:46
Police are asking people to look at CCTV pictures, two years after a man was murdered near Bourne in Lincolnshire.
50 year Alan Wood was found dead at his home in Lound on Saturday 24th October 2009.
According to Police, he had been "subjected to a brutal and sustained attack."
Today (Tuesday 25 October 2011) an inquest at Stamford Coroner's Court recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.
Nobody has ever been prosecuted for his murder.
During the days following his death, Alan's credit cards were used to withdraw money in Stamford and Bourne.
In 2010, Police released CCTV pictures [pictured - above right & below] of a man wearing a baseball cap and scarf using Alan's bank cards at cash points in Bourne and Stamford during the days after his death.
A £60,000 reward is being offered jointly by Crimestoppers and Alan's former employers Sainsbury's for information leading to the conviction of the person / people responsible for the murder.
Detective Superintendent Stuart Morrison said: "It is now two years since the murder of Alan Wood and an enormous amount of work has been done to identify and arrest his killers.
The anniversary of Alan’s death is undoubtedly a difficult time for his family.
We are still in regular contact with them and they are aware that we are still working hard to bring his killers to justice.
We want to reassure the wider public of this too and it is important to us that they continue to think about the case, view the wealth of material we have made public and contact us if they have any information."
During the last year more than 11,000 people have been interviewed in connection with the murder, nearly 1,000 pieces of evidence have been examined and almost 900 hours of CCTV examined.
Anybody with information is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300 and ask to talk to the Operation Magnesium team, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.