Friends and neighbours of John Roberts, who was battered to death in his home in Winlaton in December, say they hope a police reconstruction leads to the capture of his killers.
An actor retraced John Robers last known movements for police today. He was last seen arguing with an unknown man in the back lane behind his house, then went into his local shop to buy cigarette papers the evening before his body was found.
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