We're offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information on the murder of pensioner Tommy Ward.

Tommy Ward Cropped
South Yorkshire Police

Tommy, an ex-miner from Rotherham, was savagely beaten in his own home on Salisbury Road in Maltby after robbers broke in and stole a significant sum of cash between 7.00 pm on Wednesday, 30 September and 6.45 am on Thursday, 1 October last year.

The great-grandfather was treated at Rotherham Hospital, but died in February as a result of health problems inflicted by the horrific injuries he suffered.

As an independent charity, Crimestoppers is now offering the reward of up to £10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for Tommy’s murder.*

Gemma Wilson, Regional Manager for South Yorkshire Crimestoppers, said: “The images of Tommy following his ordeal left a lump in my throat when I think what he went through at the hands of these thugs.

“This could have been your relative, or your grandfather who went through this. That is why I’m asking that if anyone has any information on the individuals who did this, to make sure it doesn’t happen again and contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”

If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form here on our website.


*Note: The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.