Chittering Murder: New Witness Appeal

17 February 2012, 15:16 | Updated: 17 February 2012, 16:46

Police investigating the murder of a pensioner in Chittering, near Cambridge, are looking for two drivers who may have overtaken his killers.

The body of 76 year old Llewelyn Thomas was found in his home on Ely Road on Sunday the 18th December last year.

It's thought he was killed during a burglary that went wrong the night before, when his car was also stolen.

According to Cambridgeshire Police, Mr Thomas's car had mechanical problems and was likely to have only been able to travel slowly.

The car, a sliver Rover 75 Estate with the registration BJ51 CJV, was then found six miles away in the village of Milton on the morning of Monday 19th December.

Now, a witness has come forward to police saying they were stuck behind a slow-moving car on the A10 between Denny Abbey and Milton at around 10:20pm on the night the car was stolen.

Detective Chief Inspector George Barr said: "We are now able to narrow the timeframe on the night. We know Mr Thomas was still alive at 9.30pm and his Rover car was dumped in Milton before 11.30pm.

This latest information means it is likely to have been on the road between about 10.10pm and 10.25pm. The witness describes two cars overtaking the slow-moving vehicle and I would urge those drivers to come forward.

Were you stuck behind this silver car at about 10.20pm on the A10 heading towards Milton on Saturday, December 17? Did you overtake the car and see who was inside?

It was the weekend before Christmas and people may have been heading on a night out with friends. It is vital those drivers come forward as they may have significant information to assist our investigation."

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Cambridgeshire Police Major Investigations Team on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

A 22 year old man and a 21 year old woman arrested in connection with the investigation are currently on bail and due to report back to police in May.