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Murder of Alan Wood

Appeal for information in relation to the murder of Alan Wood

Details of Incident

On Saturday 24 October 2009, Alan Wood was found brutally murdered in his home, located in a small village called Lound which is approximately 16 miles north of Peterborough. A large team of detectives was assembled by Lincolnshire Police and a murder investigation was launched.

His hands had been bound with sellotape and he had been stabbed repeatedly in the head. Detectives think these wounds were inflicted to torture Alan, possibly to give up his bank card pin numbers. Alan's throat was then cut - the fatal injury. It is believed that the most disturbing element of the attack came after Alan's death - a deep wound to the back of his neck suggested an attempted decapitation.

October 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of the murder and Lincolnshire Police and their colleagues from East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) are appealing for your assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible, as beyond a possible financial motive, it is still not known why the most disturbing crime in Lincolnshire’s recent history was committed.

Many people from various different nationalities and communities lived and worked in the area and it may be that someone from within these communities has information that will help bring the guilty party to justice and provide answers to Alan’s family as to why the murder happened. It may be that some of these people have since returned to their home countries.
Alan was employed by Sainsbury’s, working at their Bourne Supermarket. He was extremely well liked by his colleagues, so much so they have put up a reward of £40,000 (British Pounds) for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of Alan's killers.
Independent Charity Crimestoppers have added £10,000 to the reward, bringing the total to £50,000 making it one of the largest offered in a UK murder Investigation.

Contact Information





If you would prefer to speak to a Police Officer regarding this incident, please call 101 Lincolnshire Police quoting incident 111 09/10/2019. For more details on the investigation please visit