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Where is Tommy Ward's £30,000?

Tommy Ward died from his injuries

Police hunting the killer, or killers, of 80-year-old Tommy Ward say someone must know who attacked him and made off with his life-savings of £30,000.

Mr Ward was assaulted in his home in Maltby, seven months ago, and died five months later as a result of his injuries. His attacker made off with a safe containing £30,000. The safe was recovered two weeks later in Kilnhurst canal but the money has never been found.

Who threw that safe in the canal? Where is that money? And who are these people who committed that offence and attacked Tommy? It was a targeted attack on Tommy, he was horrifically assaulted, which led to his death unfortunately and his life savings of £30,000 were taken in that attack. Tommy was such a well like person in the community, he had an extensive close family and they want some questions answering

– Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Short, Lead investigating officer

DCI Short was speaking as Crimestoppers put up a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers. She said the local community had been very forthcoming and co-operative, but she hoped the reward would prompt someone to come forward with that vital piece of information.

£10,000 reward offered in Tommy Ward murder investigation

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of 80-year-old Tommy Ward.

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Mr Ward was attacked in his home in Maltby, near Rotherham, and his life savings stolen last year. His attackers broke in between 7pm on September 30th and 6:45am the following morning.

He was treated at Rotherham Hospital but died five months later due to the injuries sustained during the attack .

The images of Tommy following his ordeal left a lump in my throat when I think what he went through at the hands of these thugs.

This could have been your relative, you grandfather who went through this. That is why I'm asking that if anyone has any information on the individuals who did this, to make sure it doesn't happen again and contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

– Gemma Wilson, Regional Manager for South Yorkshire Crimestoppers


Funeral held for murdered pensioner Tommy Ward

A funeral has been held for a South Yorkshire pensioner who was murdered in his home.

Tommy Ward died from his injuries in February Credit: South Yorkshire Police

80-year-old Tommy Ward was robbed of his life savings in Maltby in October 2015.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident and have since been released.

Detectives say they are determined to find those responsible for the heartless and vicious attack to ensure justice is served for the elderly man and his family.

Concern growing for missing Maltby man Barry

Police are growing concerned for a man who went missing from his home in South Yorkshire this afternoon.

Barry Wheeler's disappearance is out of character according to his family Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Barry Wheeler from Maltby was last seen wearing a black puffer jacket, blue jeans and black shoes.

His family say his disappearance is completely out of character.

Third woman killed in Rotherham crash named

A woman who died following a collision on Tickhill Road last month has been named as 76-year-old Wendy Park.

Wendy Park Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Her family have described her as “a kind, caring and fun-loving lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew her”.

Wendy, who was from Doncaster, was a passenger travelling in a red Toyota Aygo with two other women when it was involved in a collision with a black Ford Focus and a van close to the entrance with Maltby colliery on Thursday, 26 November at around 5.30pm.

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the collision, who have not yet spoken to officers, to please come forward.


Second woman killed in Rotherham crash named

One of the three women who died following a collision in Tickhill Road, Maltby, last month has been named as 66-year-old Barbara Twigg.

Barbara Twigg Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Ms Twigg was from Doncaster. She was a passenger travelling in a red Toyota Aygo with two other women, one of whom has been named as Diana Hunt from Hatfield, when it was involved in a collision with a black Ford Focus and a van close to the entrance with Maltby colliery on Thursday 26 November.

The three women suffered fatal injuries. Specialist officers continue to support their families and they have asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.

Barbara was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who was taken from us prematurely. Words cannot express how much she will be missed. Mum was a talented musician and teacher, and recently retired from running the Yamaha music school in Doncaster where she also had many students. We urge anyone with information to come forward to South Yorkshire Police.

– Family statement

Battered great grandad's family plead for people who know robbers to come forward

The family of a pensioner who was left for dead by thieves who stole his life savings have today appealed for help from those that police believe are shielding his attackers.

80-year-old Tommy Ward, was found unconscious at his home at Maltby in South Yorkshire on October the 1st.

The former soldier suffered serious head injuries and is still in hospital.

At a news conference today, his daughter said it is vital people come forward with information:

Police say it was a 'targeted attack' on great grandad

The police have given an update on their investigation this morning Credit: ITV News

Police have renewed their appeal for help in their investigation into the attack on pensioner Tommy Ward in his own home at Malby last month.

Tommy remains seriously ill in hospital following the attack.

His life savings were stolen and detectives say it was a targeted attack.

Police say it was a targeted attack on Tommy Ward

Police continue to appeal for information about pensioner attack

A pensioner from South Yorkshire who was attacked in his home remains in a critical condition, 50 days after the attack.

Tommy has a fractured skull, broken ribs and a smashed jaw after the attack Credit: Family Photo

80-year-old Tommy Jones had his life savings stolen during the attack in Maltby in October.

The money has since been replaced by an online crowd-funding campaign, but police are still appealing for information about the attack.

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