Son's TV plea over murder of retired farmer.
Retired farmer Llywelyn Thomas, 76, originally from South Wales South Wales south n → sud m du Pays de Galles , was found dead in his home in Ely Road, Chittering, Cambridgeshire Chittering is a hamlet about 8 miles (13 km) north of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire, England. For administrative purposes it is part of the parish of Waterbeach.
The village lies on the Ely Road (A10) between Waterbeach and Stretham. , on December 18.
It is believed Mr Thomas had watched the final of Strictly Come Dancing Come Dancing is a BBC TV ballroom dancing competition show that ran on and off from 1949 to 1998, becoming one of television's longest-running shows.
The show was created by Eric Morley, the founder of Miss World, and began in 1949 by broadcasting from regional on television before answering the door to his killers.
Mr Thomas, who farmed Tye Fry Farm, Cefn Cribwr, in the 1960s before moving to Laleston, near Bridgend, and then to Cambridgeshire in 1999, died from injuries to his face and head.
Three distinctive watches and a wallet were missing. A car, stolen during the attack, was found dumped a few miles away in the village of Milton.
Speaking on the BBC's Crimewatch programme, to be shown today, his son Richard Thomas said: "Whoever is close to these people should see what their son, their daughter, their father, their brother, their friend, has done.
"They may have done it before, they may do it again.
"If neither of those things is true, then they just need to see what they've done to one gentle old boy."
Detectives investigating the murder have offered a pounds 50,000 reward for information.
Police believe the killers may have targeted the property because of its "mansion-like" appearance and may have been disappointed at the relatively modest possessions inside.
Detective Chief Inspector This article or section deals primarily with the United Kingdom and does not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. George Barr said he hoped the reward will motivate someone with information to come forward.
After the incident, the offenders made off in a silver Rover 75 estate which they stole from the widower's drive.
Officers are particularly keen to hear about the movements of this vehicle.
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||May 1, 2012|
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