South Yorkshire detectives follow up new leads in murder probe

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South Yorkshire detectives investigating a murder are following up new lines of enquiry following a fresh appeal for information.

They used the 12-month anniversary of the death of 80-year-old Tommy Ward to urge people with information to come forward to help them crack the case.

They also revealed that they now have CCTV footage of a car - a Saab 93 - which pulled into Mr Ward's street at around the time they believe he was was attacked during a robbery in his home in which his £30,000 life savings were stolen.

Mr Ward, of Salisbury Road, Maltby, Rotherham, suffered a fractured skull during the robbery in October 2015 and died the following February.

Arrests have been made but to date nobody has been charged.

The incident will feature on the BBC's Crimewatch programme tonight.

Detective Chief Inspector Victoria Short, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “We have had a really positive response from the appeal issued and I want to thank everyone who has come forward with information.

“There are a number of new lines of enquiry we are keen to follow up and my team of detectives are currently reviewing all the information received.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.