'We're in a dark tunnel and we can't see any light': Son's anguish over father, 80, beaten to death in his own home as police launch new appeal to find the attacker 

Mail Online | 6/20/2016 | Alex Matthews For Mailonline
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The devastated son of a great-grandfather who was beaten to death in his own home has launched a new appeal to find the attackers responsible.

Former soldier Tommy Ward, 80, was left battered, bruised and with broken bones, including a fractured jaw, after he was targeted by burglars at his property in Maltby near Rotherham in October last year.

He was treated in hospital for his injuries and placed in a critical condition, but after being released he sadly he passed away in February.

Detectives believe attackers picked him out due to a safety deposit box he kept in his house which contained £30,000 in life savings. The safe was later found in a canal in the area - but the cash was gone.

Mr Ward's son Sean, spoke of his anguish on the BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow, where...
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  • Local CCTV is of little use unless they know the time of the crime within a half hour or so otherwise it takes 2 hours by car.
    A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a Government intervention.
  • someone knows who were responsible, with crimes like this, the rope would be the only fitting conclusion on conviction, as they have proved to be hot today.
    "Tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." C.S. Lewis
  • someone knows who did it happen?
    "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." - Alexander Hamilton
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