Friends and family of murder victim David Brickwood held a candlelit vigil outside his home to mark the one-year anniversary since he was killed.
Despite six arrests in the case, nobody has been charged with the murder of the popular 74-year-old, who was attacked in his home in Lindsey Avenue, Abington, Northampton, in the early hours of September 26, 2015.
Candles were lit and lanterns were released during the vigil on Monday night.
Vanessa Turvey, who knew Mr Brickwood for 45 years, said she could not believe it had been a year since the murder.
She said: “He was a lovely bloke. We lived in the same area and grew up together.
“It has been a pretty awful year and still we are none the wiser as to who has killed him, No one can move on until we get some answers.”