Category: Police

Alan Wood murder police set up case website

A website dedicated to a murder investigation has been set up by Lincolnshire police.

Alan Wood, 50, was bound and tortured in his home in Lound near Bourne in October 2009.

Detectives have said, aside from the theft of a few hundred pounds, the motive for the killing remained a mystery.

Read more from the BBC News website.

Holywell Pond Woman and Grandson Named

Its being reported in the press that neighbours and friends in Castle Bytham have named the woman, that died tragically at the pond in Holywell on Thursday evening, as Dawn Mullany.  Her grandson Laurie Mullany-Mills, from Ketton who was staying with her at the time, also died.

Read more on the BBC News website.

Tragic Accident at Holywell Pond

Both the local and national press are reporting the tragic death, at the pond in Holywell, of a woman in her 70’s, from Castle Bytham, and her 6 year old grandson, who had been visiting her.

Police were called to the area after the woman’s daughter reported them missing yesterday evening at around 9.20pm. Following a search the woman’s car was found in Holywell and, at around 10.45pm, the body of the woman was found floating in the pond.

A subsequent search, which involved the Fire and Rescue service and RAF search and rescue helicopters (whose presence was apparent in the area during the early hours of the morning) found the submerged body of her grandson at around 4.00am today (Friday 17 February).

Read more in the Stamford Mercury, and on the BBC News website.





BBC Crimewatch Roadshow : Arson Attack

The BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow broadcast on Monday 13 June featured the arson attack which destroyed the home of Peter and Sylvia Cox in Castle Bytham on 4 May 2011.  The programme included a reconstruction of the devastating events of the evening as well as recorded and live interviews with Peter and Sylvia.

The programme revealed that the arsonist wore a horror mask during the attack and that there is a suspected link with other, less serious, attacks in another local village. Crimestoppers have offered a reward of £3000 to anyone offering information that results in the conviction of those responsible.

If you have any information that you think would assist Lincolnshire Police with their enquiries please contact them on 0300 111 0300 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

The following images are screen captures from the broadcast …

Horror mask worn by arson suspect in Castle Bytham

A suspected arsonist, thought to be responsible for a string of attacks on an elderly Lincolnshire couple, disguised himself with a horror mask.

Peter and Sylvia Cox said they were “baffled” about why their 17th Century cottage in Castle Bytham was targeted.

Read more on the BBC Lincolnshire News website.

Peter Cox to appear on BBC Crimewatch Road Show

Ian Miller, acting editor of the Glenside News,  has informed us that Peter Cox will be interviewed live on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow regarding the arson attack last month on his home in Castle Bytham.  The programme will be broadcast on BBC1 on Monday 13 June between 9.00am and 10.00am.  Hopefully the programme will jog a few memories, help the police in their investigations and allow Peter and his wife Sylvia’s life to return to normal.  Even if you can’t watch the programme at the broadcast time why not record it and watch it later – it might be your memory that is jogged.