BBC Crimewatch has “encouraging response” to an appeal for information about the murder of Llywelyn Thomas

A NATIONAL appeal for information about the murder of Llywelyn Thomas has prompted a number of calls from members of the public.

The appeal was made on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme last night and resulted in 10 from people with information.

Det Chief Insp George Barr, who made a live appeal on the programme, said: “We’ve had an encouraging response to the appeal but it is going to take time to work through the information we have received.

“I would continue to urge anyone who has information about Mr Thomas’ murder and who is responsible to call police.”

Detectives believe Mr Thomas was killed during a botched burglary at his home in Ely Road, Chittering, on the evening of Saturday, December 17.

It is thought he was murdered between 9.24pm and about 10.20pm.

His silver Rover 75 estate, registration BJ51 CJV, was taken from his home and later dumped in Church Lane, Milton.

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Three distinctive watches were discovered missing from Mr Thomas’ home along with a horseshoe wallet.

Rewards of up to �50,000 are on offer for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

The reward is made up from �20,000 from Cambridgeshire police, �20,000 from Mr Thomas’ family and �10,000 from Crimestoppers.

Anyone with any information should call the Major Investigations Team on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.