Two Ford Focus vehicles could hold ‘vital clues’ in hunt for killers of David Brickwood

Northants Police say the sons of murder victim David Brickwood (back right) 'need to know' why their father was attacked
Northants Police say the sons of murder victim David Brickwood (back right) 'need to know' why their father was attacked

Detectives investigating the murder of David Brickwood are appealing for any information about two cars that were being driven “very close together” on the night the Northampton pensioner was murdered.

Four weeks on from the murder of Mr Brickwood, at his home in Lindsay Avenue, Abington, officers investigating the case are asking for information about two Ford Focus vehicles being driven on the night of the fatal attack.

Police have also revealed that Mr Brickwood, aged 74, was stabbed “several times” by his attackers in the early hours of Saturday, September 26.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Graham, who is leading the murder team, said: “We’re looking for information on two Ford Focuses that were seen being driven around the Abington area between 1am and 2.30am on the morning Mr Brickwood was killed.

“They were being driven very closely together, and we would like to speak to anyone who saw them, or who knows who may have been driving them.

“They could have been in the area completely innocently, but we need to know why they were there and if they have any connection to Mr Brickwood’s death.

“Likewise, if you were the driver or passenger in a Ford Focus vehicle in the Abington area at the time then we appeal for you to come forward”,

Mr Graham said police had still not been able to identify the exact motive for the murder of Mr Brickwood.

He said: “That uncertainty has left Mr Brickwood’s family in complete turmoil. They need to know who attacked their father and why he was the target of such an awful assault.

“They need answers, and I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about what happened to Mr Brickwood to call us on 101 or if they feel they cannot speak to the police, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”