The head of crime for Northamptonshire Police says he is confident the force will soon catch David Brickwood’s killer.
Detective Superintendent Steve Lingley said no arrests had yet been made in the hunt for the person or people responsible for the violent attack on the 74-year-old but said the investigation was “progressing well”.
At a press conference today Mr Lingley said: “This investigation is being led by a regional major crime investigation team with a total of 45 officers in the county, predominately aimed at catching this killer.
“For operational reasons we can’t go into too much detail about the investigation but it is progressing well and we are confident we will bring the person or people responsible to justice.”
Mr Lingley said Mr Brickwood was a 74-year-old man who should have been safe in his own home.
He said: “Someone entered his home and took his life. This is a terrible attack on an elderly man that has devastated his family and the wider community of Abington.”
Mr Lingley, who said Mr Brickwood was alone in the house at the time of the attack, said he believed attacks of these nature were rare in Northampton and he appealed to the local community to help catch the killer.
Anyone who was in the Lindsay Avenue area in the early hours of Saturday morning who saw or heard anything unusual is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Similarly, anyone who knows anything about this incident is asked to either contact the police on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.