VIDEO: Son appeals for help as hunt for killers of ‘the gentle old boy’ intensifies
THE son of murdered pensioner Llywelyn Thomas has issued an emotional appeal for information as the hunt for the 76-year-old’s killers goes on.
In a reconstruction featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme on Tuesday, Richard Thomas, 50, appealed for the family or friends of those responsible to come forward and see what has been done to a “gentle old boy.”
He said: “Whoever is close to these people should see, what their son, their daughter, their brother, their friend, has done, because they may have done it before, they may do it again and if neither of those is true then they just need to see what they have done to one gentle old boy.”
It is almost five months since the 76-year-old was murdered in his home on Ely Road in Chittering, in what police believe was a botched burglary. Three distinctive watches were found to be missing from his home along with a wallet and his silver Rover 75 estate, registration BJ51 CJV, was also stolen and found dumped in Church Lane, Milton.
In the Crimewatch reconstruction, police reveal for the first time how they believe Mr Thomas was beaten with a metal bar and punched in the face during the suspected burglary, which took place on December 18.
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Detective Chief Inspector George Barr said: “This was a savage attack on Llywelyn, we think he would have been punched to the face and he would have been struck around the back of the head with a poker or a crowbar causing a large fracture.”
Officers stopped hundreds of motorists on the A10 in an effort to gather information on the killing and dozens of man hours we spent at the home of the retired agriculturalist, trying to find any trace of DNA evidence.
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A reward totalling �50,000 has been offered for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the killers. Anyone involved in the murder will not be eligible to claim any of the reward.
Contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.