Police launch fresh appeal to find Alan’s killers

Alan Wood was brutally murdered two years ago.
Alan Wood was brutally murdered two years ago.
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POLICE investigating the murder of Alan Wood are urging the public to think again about how they can help bring his killers to justice, two years after his death.

Yesterday marked the second anniversary since Mr Wood (50) was found to have been tortured and murdered in his home in Lound, near Bourne.

Officers say they are still working hard to solve the brutal crime – but hope another look at CCTV footage may jog someone’s memory.

Det Supt Stuart Morrison said: “It is now two years since the murder of Alan Wood and an enormous amount of work has been done to identify and arrest his killers.

“The anniversary of Alan’s death is undoubtedly a difficult time for his family. We are still in regular contact with them and they are aware that we are still working hard to bring his killers to justice.

“We want to reassure the wider public of this too and it is important to us that they continue to think about the case, view the wealth of material we have made public and contact us if they have any information.

“£60,000 – the largest reward ever offered for information in the East Midlands – has been provided by Alan’s employers, Sainbury’s, along with Crimestoppers.”

Mr Wood had been subjected to a sustained attack at his home.

During their investigation, police revealed he was bound with tape and stabbed in the eye.

He suffered repeated knife wounds to the head and had his throat cut a number of times.

After he had been killed, officers believe his attackers attempted to decapitate him.

Credit cards belonging to Mr Wood were used in Stamford and Bourne in the couple of days before he was found and a few hundred pounds were withdrawn.

Mr Wood’s murder has twice appeared on BBC’s Crimewatch programme as part of the nationwide hunt for his killers.

Several men were arrested during the investigation but all were released without charge.

The investigation material, including CCTV images and an e-fit of a suspect are available at www.lincs.police.uk/alanwoodmurder

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police’s Operation Magnesium team on 0300 111 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.