Police in Kent have renewed a witness appeal a year after a pensioner was found beaten to death in his home.
Roy Blackman was found murdered at his ransacked bungalow, in Biddenden in March 2016, but Police think he was attacked by more than one person.
Mark Love, 38, of Staplehurst has been sentenced to life imprisonment , after being found guilty of Mr Blackman’s murder, as well as another aggravated burglary in Sussex, at Maidstone Crown Court on 29 September but police think others were involved in the attack.
Detectives found a number of items including a large safe containing a quantity of cash, an air weapon and jewellery had been stolen and officers believe other people may have been involved in the break-in. They are keen to speak to anyone who may have information about what happened the night Mr Blackman was killed.
One person has been convicted of Mr Blackman’s murder, however, we firmly believe there were other people involved in the tragic incidents of that night and we believe there are people who know who they are.
However, small or insignificant you think the information you have is, we still want to hear from you as it may be the missing piece in our jigsaw.
We’re hoping that a year on, people will realise Mr Blackman’s family are still waiting for justice to be fully served and I would encourage anyone with information who is yet to talk to us to come forward.
Mr Blackman's family has issued a joint statement appealing for witnesses as their search for justice continues.
One year after our world fell apart, every day continues to be a struggle for us all.
Our beloved dad, grandad and brother is no longer here to share our lives and guide us - his loss was not the result of an illness or a tragic accident but at the hands of a terrible gang - some of whom are still enjoying their freedom.
We urge anyone with information that they feel may be helpful to please come forward and pass it to the police. Nothing will bring our dad back, but we would like to get as much justice for him as possible.
We are proud of our dad and all he achieved. He was a strong and brave man and will be our hero forever.’ continue to question how they could possibly do such a thing – to go mob-handed against a pensioner living alone.
Anyone with further information is asked to call the dedicated Kent and Essex SCD appeal line on 01303 289600.
Alternatively, you can call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on0800 555 111.
Police are hunting for a convicted murderer from Dorset.
Jamie Frater who's 43 and from Weymouth was jailed for life in 1993 for the murder of Geoffrey Du Rose in Bournemouth. He was released on licence but has breached his conditions.
Police are warning people not to approach him.
“I am releasing a photograph of Jamie Frater in the hope that someone will know his whereabouts. Anyone who sees Frater should not approach him, as he could present a risk to the public, but immediately contact Dorset Police on 999.
“There may be various reasons why he has not complied with his licence conditions and I appeal to him directly to make contact with police at the earliest opportunity.”
“I’d like to assure members of the public that officers are making every effort to find this man as soon as possible. I’d also like to remind members of the public that all calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”
A teenager has appeared at Maidstone Crown Court charged with the murder of a 70 year old man at a farm in Kent. The body of Trevor Hadlow was found in a caravan at stables in Gillingham just over a week ago. Tom Savvides has the latest.
Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner in Kent, have charged a man.
Seventy year old Trevor Hadlow was found at an address on Capstone Road in Gillingham on Tuesday. He'd suffered head injuries.
A 17 year old from Sheerness is due before Medway Magistrates charged with murder.
Detectives investigating the murder of a man near Chatham have arrested a man.
A 70-year-old was found dead at a stud farm in Capstone Road on Tuesday - He'd suffered serious head injuries.
A 17 year-old man from Sheerness has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
A murder investigation is underway following the death of a man at a house in Dartford.
Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to Sackville Road where they found a 54-year old man.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 17-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Two men have been charged with murder following the death of a 20-year-old man in Broadstairs.
Kent Police was called to reports that a man had sustained serious injuries in a shopping centre car park in Margate Road on Tuesday night.
Emergency services were called but the victim, Carl Gregory, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two men - John James William Dickson, 27 and of Northdown Road in Cliftonville, Margate and Christopher Pollard, 20 and of Brimstone Hill in Meopham have been charged with murder. They appeared in court via videolink and have been remanded in custody.
Both men will appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday.
The family of a 19-year old woman, whose body was found in her flat in Portslade, have paid tribute to her.
Police were called to a property on Chrisdory Road, Mile Oak on Thursday.
Shana is our beautiful girl, a kind thoughtful, caring daughter who always thought of others. We would like to thank Ashley and his family for their support. We would also like to thank everyone for their beautiful kind words. We would like to ask that our privacy be respected through this difficult time.
A 27-year old man arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder is still in custody for interview and further enquiries.
The death has been notified to the Independent Police Complaints Commission owing to there having been previous police contact with Shana Grice and other people.
A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man from Bracknell in a village near Chelmsford.
Police were called by the ambulance staff just before midnight last night who were treating a man who had been assaulted following an incident outside Broomfield Parish Hall.
The 55-year-old from Bracknell was unconscious but died at the scene shortly after midnight.
A woman also had to be taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken nose.
A 24-year-old man from Chelmsford has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
"The murder victim, assault victim and suspect were all attending a private party being held inside Broomfield Parish Hall in Main Road. "Both assaults happened outside the hall in the car park area.
"Our enquiries are continuing today and I would urge anybody with any information about the incident who has not already spoken to officers to contact us.”
The trial is due to begin of a man accused or murdering a grandmother at a barber shop in Dorset.
Katrina O'Hara, who was 44, was killed at Jock's Barbers in Blandford in January.
She suffered two stab wounds to her chest. 49-year-old Stuart Thomas is charged with murder.