VIDEO: South Yorkshire murder to feature on Crimewatch

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The murder of a Rotherham man who was robbed of his £30,000 life savings is to feature on Crimewatch.

Detectives investigating the murder of 80-year-old Tommy Ward will make a fresh appeal for information on the BBC programme on Monday night.

Tommy Ward after his attack

Tommy Ward after his attack

The appeal coincides with the 12-month anniversary of Mr Ward's death.

He was attacked in his home in Salisbury Road, Maltby, on October 1, 2015 and died from his injuries on Tuesday, February 23.

The OAP suffered a smashed skull, broken ribs and fractured jaw in the attack.

Detectives revealed this week that they have found new CCTV footage which they hope will help them crack the case.

Tommy Ward

Tommy Ward

They have found footage of a car - a Saab 93 - turning right onto Salisbury Road from the direction of Grange Lane, at around 5.15am on the day of the attack.

It is then seen making a U-turn further along Salisbury Road, past Mr Ward’s property, and driving back down the road at 5.40am.

Detectives believe Mr Ward was attacked around this time.

A safe, identical to the one Mr Ward had in his home, was found dumped in the canal in Kilnhurst, Rotherham, around two weeks after the robbery.

CCTV footage of a car seen on Mr Ward's road on the morning of his attack

CCTV footage of a car seen on Mr Ward's road on the morning of his attack

Four men arrested on suspicion of murder over the last year have all been released without charge.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.