Cambridgeshire

Llywelyn Thomas killing: Third man charged

Llywelyn Thomas
Image caption Llywelyn Thomas had retired to Cambridgeshire to be near his family

A third man has been charged after an elderly man was killed in a botched burglary in Cambridgeshire.

Llywelyn Thomas, 76, was found dead at his home in Chittering in 2011.

John Smith, 66, of Wold Gate, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with assisting an offender.

He is due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court later. Two men were charged with Mr Thomas' murder earlier this month.

Frankie Parker, 25, of Nene Road, Ely, and Gary Smith, 20, of no fixed address, have been remanded in custody to enter a plea at Cambridge Crown Court at a later date.

Police believe Mr Thomas, a retired farmer who moved to Ely Road from the Bridgend area of south Wales to be closer to his family, was killed in a botched burglary during the night between 17 and 18 December 2011.

Post-mortem tests found he died from face and head injuries.

Rewards totalling £50,000 were offered for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.

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