Fresh TV murder appeal gains 50 calls

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MORE than 50 calls were made to police following a second Crimewatch appeal into the murder of Alan Wood.

Previously unreleased CCTV images were shown on the BBC One show on Monday in a renewed appeal for information.

Mr Wood (50) was found at his home in Lound, near Bourne, on October 24, 2009.

Police say he was subjected to a “brutal and sustained” attack, during which he was bound with tape and stabbed in the eye.

He suffered repeated knife wounds to the head and had his throat cut several times. Attempts were also made to decapitate him.

The new images revealed the moments before his bank cards were used in Bourne on October 22.

A man wearing a cap is seen hanging around the Post Office on West Street and at the same time, a green Land Rover Discovery drives past. It continues into a car park on South Street.

About seven minutes later, a man, who police believe could be the driver of the Land Rover, walks out of the car park and in the direction of the town’s cash machines.

Two men matching the descriptions of the suspected Land Rover driver and the man in the cap were then seen using Mr Wood’s bank cards at a nearby Sainsbury’s.

The cards were used at various cash points in Stamford and Bourne over the following three days.

The Land Rover is a green Series One Discovery model, with five spoke alloy wheels, a sun roof and a rear mounted spare wheel which has no cover fitted over it. It also has fitted running boards, front roof bars, a rear tow bar and tinted rear windows.

Police are also searching for a Converse boot or trainer which left a muddy footprint at the scene. It is not available to buy in the UK.