New CCTV may be key to solving murder case

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POLICE hope that new CCTV images could be the key to solving the murder of Alan Wood, who was found dead in his Lincolnshire home on October 24, 2009.

Mr Wood, 50, was subjected to a brutal and sustained attack in his home in Lound, near Bourne, on October 22.

The previously unreleased images show a man with a baseball cap and scarf outside the Post Office in West Street, Bourne.

The images also show a man driving a green Land Rover Discovery into a car park in South Street, Bourne, he parks the vehicle and then walks in the direction of the cash machines.

A short time later two men matching the descriptions of the suspected Land Rover driver and the man in the cap were seen using Mr Wood’s bank cards at a nearby Sainsbury’s. One of them is described as being a younger man, about 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in, with a slim build. He had brown eyes, dark eyebrows and several days’ growth of stubble.

Over the next three days Mr Wood’s cards were used at various cash points in Stamford and Bourne. In total only a few hundreds pounds was taken.

Mr Wood, 50, was last seen alive on Wednesday October 21, 2009. He went to Morrisons in Stamford before stopping at his local pub- The Willoughby Arms in Little Bytham.

He then returned home to his bungalow in Lound, near Bourne, where he lived alone.

Police believe he was not disturbed until the following day when he was in bed reading. Someone or something caused him to approach the door.

During that evening Mr Wood was subjected to a horrific attack. He was bound with tape and stabbed in the eye. He suffered repeated knife wounds to the head and had his throat cut a number of times. As he was struggling for his life, his assailants held him down so the savage attack could continue. After he had been killed, his attacker/s attempted to decapitate him.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0300 111 0300.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who saw Mr Wood or his burgundy Jaguar Sovereign Saloon, registration K650 DTW, after Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 6.30pm