New development in murder inquiry
Police have made a renewed appeal as they try to find the killers of 77-year-old Llwelyn Thomas.
The son of murdered pensioner Llywelyn Thomas has paid tribute to his father on the day he was due to turn 77.
Two men have denied the murder of a pensioner near Ely in a suspected botched burglary. Llywelyn Thomas, 76, was discovered at his home in Ely Road, Chittering, Cambridgeshire, on December 18th, 2011. He was last seen alive the previous evening.
Frankie Parker, 25, of Nene Road, Ely, and Gary Smith, 20, of no fixed address, pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey to the murder of Mr Thomas.
Earlier, at the same court, a third man, John Smith, 66, of Wold Gate, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, denied assisting an offender.
Parker and Gary Smith were remanded in custody, while John Smith was granted conditional bail.
The judge, Mr Justice Singh, said there will be hearing for the case at the Old Bailey on May 24, and the trial is due to start at Cambridge Crown Court on July 1.
A third man has been charged in connection with the death of a pensioner in a suspected botched burglary.
76-year-old Llywelyn Thomas was discovered at his home in Chittering, Cambridgeshire, on December 18th 2011. He was last seen alive the previous evening.
John Smith, 66, of Bridlington in East Yorkshire has been charged with assisting an offender.
25-year-old Frankie Parker of Nene Road in Ely, and 20-year-old Gary Smith of no fixed address, have been charged with murder.
They are due to appear in court on April 2.
Retired farmer Llywelyn Thomas was 76. He had been badly beaten and his home at Chittering near Ely ransacked. Frankie Parker, 25, of Nene Road, Ely, and Gary Smith, 20, of no fixed address, were both arrested earlier and have been charged with his murder.
Police divers searching for the murder weapon used to kill a pensioner have uncovered suspected stolen property.
The divers spent two days searching the River Cam for items stolen from the home of Llywelyn Thomas.
The body of the 76 year old was found at his home in Chittering near Ely ten months ago. It's thought he died during a burglary. The divers recovered several items but its thought some of them may be unrelated to the murder inquiry.
Two men arrested on suspicion of the murder of a retired farmer in a botched burglary have been released on bail.
The men, aged 25 and 20, were originally arrested at the end of May and bailed over the death of Llywelyn Thomas, 76.
The pair were rearrested on Monday by Cambridgeshire Police. After being interviewed at separate police stations, they were today released on bail, the force said.
A 23-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy remain on bail in connection with the investigation.
A 26-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man who were arrested in May in connection with the inquiry have had their bail cancelled.
Mr Thomas, originally from South Wales, was found dead with injuries to his head and face at his home in Ely Road, Chittering, Cambridgeshire, on December 18 last year.
Two men have been re-arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner in his Cambridgeshire home last year.
Llywelyn Thomas, who was 76, was found dead in Chittering on 18 December.
The men, aged 25 and 20, are being questioned at different police stations.
Two men have been re-arrested on suspicion of murder of Llywelyn Thomas.
The men, aged 25 and 20, were arrested this morning by detectives the murder of the 76 year old whose body was discovered at his home in Ely Road, Chittering, Cambridgeshire, on December 18, last year.
It is thought he was killed the previous evening during a botched burglary.
The 20-year-old is currently at Thorpe Wood Police Station, the 25-year-old is at Parkside Police Station.
Four people arrested in connection with the murder of a pensioner in Cambridgeshire have been released on bail.
76-year-old Llywelyn Thomas was found dead at his home in Chittering in December 2011. It is thought he was killed during a botched burglary.
Police arrested six people yesterday (29 May). They have been granted more time to question two men, who are aged 20 and 24.
Five people continue to be questioned about the murder of a pensioner in Cambridgeshire. 76 year old Llywelyn Thomas was found dead at his home in Chittering last December. It's thought he was killed during a botched burglary.
Yesterday six people were arrested. Four men aged between 20 and 26, and a 16 year old boy were being held on suspicion of murder, while a 26-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
The sixteen year old was later bailed. Police are carrying out fresh searches at homes in the county.