Police Appeal To Trace Man Over Brutal Bourne Murder

24 July 2014, 10:04 | Updated: 24 July 2014, 10:24

Detectives investigating the brutal murder of Alan Wood in October 2009 have appealed for information to help find a man called Pawel Wrzyszcz.

Alan Wood was bound, tortured and mutilated at his home in the tiny rural Hamlet of Lound, near Bourne in Lincolnshire, in October 2009.

Police know that his bank cards were stolen and used in Bourne and nearby Stamford over the following couple of days. The criminal or criminals involved, despite the use of this extraordinary level of violence, walked away with just a few hundred pounds. And beyond a possible financial motive, it is still not known why the most disturbing crime in Lincolnshire in recent history was committed.

It is now now nearly five years on from Alan’s death and detectives are still determined to follow up any new leads that come in to the inquiry team.

Det Supt Stuart Morrison, who is leading the investigation, said officers are trying to trace a man named Pawel Wrzyszcz, who may be able to help with the enquiry.

He said: "We would very much like to trace a man by the name of Pawel Wrzyszcz, aged in his lates 20s to early 30s, who we think may have been living and working at a car wash or car washes in the Peterborough and Stamford area in the mid to late period of 2009. We have made enquiries in Poland as to his whereabouts and believe that he would have been in the area around this time and most likely living in the Northfield Road area of Peterborough.

"I would like to stress that he is not a suspect in this case and we would simply like to talk to him to see if he has any information that may help us further our enquiries.

"If anyone knows Pawel, or knew him at the time, please contact us as soon as possible. And if Pawel himself sees this appeal, we would very much like to hear from him.

"We are coming up to the five year mark since Alan was murdered and our determination to catch his killer or killers has not waned. We have explored extensive avenues during the investigation and followed up on countless leads, and we are as motivated and committed as ever to finding who is responsible for his death. Someone out there could be holding that key piece of information that may enable us to finally bring to justice Alan’s murderer, or murderers, and allow his family the opportunity to see them in court and held accountable for what they have done.

"I urge anyone with any information to contact Lincolnshire Police’s Major Incident Room on 01522 885385, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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