MURDER UPDATE: Police release new CCTV images

NEW images of the main suspect in the Alan Wood murder investigation have been released.

Bourne worker Mr Wood was found stabbed to death at his home on Saturday, October 24.

Several attempts were made before and after Mr Wood's death to draw money his accounts at cashpoints in Bourne, Stamford, and Little Bytham.

The new pictures were captured by a CCTV camera in an Orange mobile phone shop in Stamford High Street on October 24 and 25.

The suspect is wearing different clothing on each day.

Det Supt Stuart Morrison said: "We want people to study these fresh images and look at them in the context of the previous CCTV footage we have released and the E-fit, which appeared in the press at the end of last week.

"These pictures are much better quality and give you an idea of exactly what the suspect was wearing.

"You can also get a better idea of his build – and if you look closely you can make out his hairline and the top profile of his face.

"If you recognise this man at all then please contact us. These images, along with previous CCTV and the E-fit will be on the force website for people to look at.

"We will also be using Bluetooth pods to send the E-fit to people's phones in Stamford and Bourne over the weekend.

The pods will be placed in locations near to the cash machines the suspect has used and messages will be sent to phones within a 90m radius."

Anyone with information can call 01522 882222, quoting incident number 197 of November 4

The family of a Bourne worker who was stabbed to death in his home say they are "devastated" by the incident.

Alan Wood (50), was found dead at his home in Lound, near Bourne, at around 1pm on Saturday, October 24.

Police launched a murder investigation after a post mortem revealed Mr Wood had been stabbed to death.

Today his family have paid tributed to his easy going nature.

Maureen Wood, Alan's mother, said: "Alan was friendly, placid and wouldn't hurt a fly.

"The brutal murder of this gentle man has devastated his family and friends. I cannot understand why anyone would want to hurt my son.

"The family and his friends are stunned and shocked."

Mr Wood was born in Gillingham but spent a large part of his life at his family home in Careby with his parents, Jim, who passed away a in 1998 and Maureen Wood (74), who now lives in Stamford, along with his sisters, Janice, who also lives in Stamford and Sylvia, who lives in France.

When he left school he went to work with his dad in the printing business and later got a job at Warners in Bourne.

He was made redundant from Warners but eventually channelled his passion for gardening to set up his own garden maintenance businesses - Gardens TLC.

He started working at Sainsburys in Bourne three years ago to supplement his income during the winter.

He was a popular employee and enjoyed the camaraderie of the night shift.

Alan was married to Joanne Wood (44) for 17 years and although they separated five years ago, they remained on good terms.

Mrs Wood, a legal executive who lives in Peterborough, said: "Even though we had separated, Alan would still come and look after my garden. He was the kind of man who would just do anything for anybody".

Mr Wood enjoyed visiting The Willoughby Arms in Little Bytham and his main hobbies were photography and motorbikes.