Police arrest man and woman, both 29, over murder and robbery of 80-year-old army veteran who suffered smashed skull, broken ribs and jaw in £30,000 raid on his home

Mail Online | 12/6/2017 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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Two people have arrested a man and a woman over the murder of an elderly army veteran who was killed during a robbery at his home.

The pair, both aged 29, are currently being quizzed on suspicion of murder and robbery in connection with the death of 80-year-old Tommy Ward.

Great-grandfather - Tommy - Skull - Ribs - Jaw

Great-grandfather Tommy suffered a smashed skull, broken ribs and fractured jaw in an attack in his home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, in October 2015.

His £30,000 life savings were stolen during the robbery and he died four months later after his ordeal.

One - Savings - Weeks - Attack

A safe, identical to the one in which he kept his savings, was found dumped in a canal around two weeks after the attack but it was empty.

Four men arrested on suspicion of murder over the course of the investigation have all been released without charge.

February - Murder - Probe - CCTV - Footage

In February, detectives working on the murder probe released CCTV footage of a car which pulled into Mr Ward's street at around the time they believe he was attacked.

The car - a Saab 93 - pulled onto the street at 5.15am and is then later seen on the CCTV footage doing a U-turn and driving off.

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