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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.

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.

Two People Escape from Castle Bytham House Fire

Photograph courtesy of the Stamford Mercury

TheBythams was shocked by the news that an arsonist had attacked the home of an elderly couple, Peter and Sylvia Cox, in Castle Bytham during the early hours of Wednesday morning (4 May 2011). From comments already made in the May issue of the Glenside News, which Peter has edited for a number of years, this was the fourth of a series of similar incidents at the house.  The Stamford Mercury report also suggests that this is not the only house in the village experiencing the same mindless activity.  Hopefully Lincolnshire Police will bring those responsible to justice at the earliest opportunity.

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

Read more from the Grantham Journal website … “A vendetta against an elderly couple reached a new and horrifying level this week, as their home was ‘fire-bombed’. The cottage belonging to Peter and Sylvia Cox, in the peaceful village of Castle Bytham, was torched by an arsonist in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is the fourth time the couple’s home has been targeted, and could result in an attempted murder charge for the culprit.”

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website … “An elderly couple had a dramatic escape after an arsonist set their village home on fire. The man and woman, aged 82 and 74, were rescued from their bedroom window in High Street, Castle Bytham, by neighbours at about 2am on Wednesday as their front room burned below them.”

Read more from the BBC News website … “Two people have been taken to hospital and a pet dog has died in a house fire in Lincolnshire. About 27 fire fighters were called to High Street in Castle Bytham near Bourne at about 0400 BST.”

Alan Wood Murder Appeal Prompts 50 calls

A fresh appeal for information about the murder of a Lincolnshire man on BBC One‘s Crimewatch programme has prompted more than 50 calls to police.

Alan Wood, 50, who had been tortured, was found dead in his home in Lound, near Bourne on 24 October 2009.

Read it on the BBC News Website.

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