Killer still hunted by South Yorkshire Police four years after killing OAP in his own home
A killer wanted by South Yorkshire Police over the murder of a man attacked in his own home is still at large four years after his death.
The culprit battered 80-year-old Tommy Ward in his home in Salisbury Street, Maltby, Rotherham, on October 1, 2015.
The OAP was left for dead after suffering a fractured skull, broken ribs and jaw in the brutal attack.
He survived for over four months but finally succumbed to his injuries on February 23, 2016 without ever being able to communicate with his family again after the attack.
Mr Ward, a former soldier and miner, was robbed of his £30,000 life savings on the night of the attack.
His safe, which contained the cash, was stolen from his home and the money never recovered.
An identical safe was recovered from the canal in Kilnhurst, Rotherham, a short time later.
Despite a £10,000 Crimestoppers reward on offer for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer, the offender remains at large.
Arrests have been made but nobody has ever been charged.
South Yorkshire Police described the murder as ‘horrendous,’ ‘so unnecessary’ and ‘so pointless’ at the time.
The murder is one of a number being looked at by South Yorkshire Police’s major incident review team, which was set up to try to crack unsolved murders and rapes.
Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111. Quote incident number 408 of October 1, 2015.