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Suffolk Constabulary-Murder Clive Wyard in Ipswich

Police in Suffolk are seeking assistance with the Anniversary Appeal regarding the Murder of Clive Wyard on the 20th July 2018 in Ipswich. Can you help us?


Details of Incident

Clive Wyard, aged 74, was found collapsed on the driveway of his home in Valley Road at 7.15am on Friday 20th July 2018.  He had sustained injuries to his face and head and was taken to Ipswich Hospital, where he later died.  A post mortem examination was conducted on Monday 6th August and concluded that Mr Wyard died as a result of a head injury.

Clive had been at the Royal George public house on Colchester Road on the evening of Thursday 19 July, which was something he regularly did on a Thursday night to meet friends and play darts. He left that premises on foot between 12.15am and 12.20am on Friday 20 July.

Following an exhaustive inquiry into the circumstances surrounding Mr Wyard’s death by the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, it is now being treated as a Murder.

Detectives are renewing appeals for anyone with information about Mr Wyard’s death to come forward. In particular anyone who may have seen him walking along Colchester Road or Valley Road late in the evening of the 20th July 2018, witnesses who believe they saw anyone else along this route or acting suspiciously in the vicinity of his home (which is near the roundabout at the junction with Westerfield Road).

A 32-year-old man from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of murder by detectives investigating Mr Wyard’s death. He was brought into police custody for questioning and subsequently released under investigation in connection with this incident, but is currently serving a prison term for an unrelated offence.

Detective Inspector Lewis Craske, of the Major Investigation Team, said:

“A year has now passed since the tragic death of Clive Wyard and we remain as determined as ever to bring closure for his family and uncover the truth of what happened to him in the early hours of that morning.

We have made considerable progress with the investigation and have gathered sufficient evidence for us to believe that Clive was the victim of a crime.

As such, this is now a murder inquiry and we continue to appeal for anyone with information about Clive’s death to come forward.

It is likely whoever attacked Clive may have shown a noticeable change in their behaviour, particularly on either the day he was discovered unconscious on his driveway, or when his death was confirmed to the public on Wednesday 8 August. 

If anyone does believe they may know something about Clive’s attack, however small it may seem, then I would appeal directly to their conscience to come forward and do the right thing for the sake of Clive’s children and grandchildren”.


Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please call 101 and ask for Suffolk Police quoting Operation Rufforth and a member of the Enquiry Team will contact you.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org