£10,000 reward to catch pensioner Tommy Ward's killers

A £10,000 reward is being offered to catch the killers of an pensioner former soldier who was savagely attacked in his own home.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 5:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 10:05 pm

Tommy Ward, 80, died five months after he was attacked during a break-in at his house in Salisbury Road, Maltby, on October 1, 2015.

He was receiving ongoing care following the incident but sadly died at Rotherham Hospital. A post-mortem confirmed he died from significant brain injuries.

But despite more than five months passing since Tommy’s tragic death – his killers remain at large.

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Crimestoppers is offering the reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.

Five people arrested in connection with the attack were later released.

Gemma Wilson, Regional Manager for South Yorkshire Crimestoppers, said: “The images of Tommy following his ordeal left a lump in my throat when I think what he went through at the hands of these thugs.

“This could have been your relative, or your grandfather who went through this.

“That is why I’m asking if anyone has any information on the individuals who did this, to make sure it doesn’t happen again and contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”

A safety deposit box was taken during the break-in and a similar one was found in the Kilnhurst area two weeks after the attack.

Members of the public donated more than £30,000 to replace Mr Ward’s lost life savings in an online appeal.