17 March 2012
Last updated at 06:39 ET
Llywelyn Thomas was a farmer in south Wales before moving to Cambridgeshire 12 years ago
Detectives have made a fresh appeal for information three months after the murder of a man in Cambridgeshire.
The body of Llywelyn Thomas, 76, was found at his house in Ely Road, Chittering, on 18 December.
It is believed he was killed during a botched burglary between 21:30 and 22:00 GMT the night before.
Cambridgeshire police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forward.
Det Ch Insp George Barr said: “Any information, no matter how trivial or insignificant it may seem, could be vital in solving this murder and bringing those responsible to justice.
“I am sure someone will know who is responsible for the burglary at the home of Mr Thomas and who carried out the attack upon him.
“I would urge anyone with such information to do the decent thing and contact the police or Crimestoppers.”
Mr Thomas’ silver Rover 75 estate car was stolen during the burglary and later found dumped in Church Lane, Milton.
The car had mechanical problems and was only capable of slow speeds, police said.
“It was the weekend before Christmas and people are likely to have been heading out to parties or to meet up with friends,” Det Ch Insp Barr said.
“The roads would have been quite busy and this slow-moving car would have stood out.”
Three distinctive watches – a Seiko Bell-Matic, a boxed Tag Heuer and a copied Breitling – were also stolen from Mr Thomas’ home, along with a leather horseshoe wallet.
“We still need to trace these watches,” Det Ch Insp Barr said. “I would urge anyone who is offered them for sale to call police. “
Mr Thomas, who had been a farmer in the Bridgend area of south Wales, was a widower who had moved to Cambridgeshire 12 years ago.
Post-mortem tests found he died from face and head injuries.
A 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman are on bail in connection with the investigation.