Lincolnshire Police released CCTV footage of three men believed to have entered the house of a 70-year-old Lincoln man and scolded him with boiling water from a kettle, causing burns contributing to his death.
Some time between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, October 29, three men entered Grey’s house in Westwick Gardens and attacked him.
CCTV footage from a camera in the Westwick Gardens area shows three men entering the area just before the attack on Grey and running away some time later.
DCI Stuart Gibbon said: “These images are not particularly clear, but they do show three suspects entering and leaving the area in the same time frame as the offence and police are appealing for anyone who recognises any of the men to get in touch as soon as possible.
“Although you cannot see the suspects’ faces, the footage does give an idea of their height, build and gait and it is possible that seeing it will trigger some recognition. We need people who recognise any of these people to call us immediately.”
Police say thousands of hours of CCTV footage are being analysed at present. This clip was discovered in an initial trawl of cameras covering the immediate area.
This work is only one strand of the investigation, with a team of officers also looking at forensic evidence, intelligence gathering and witness statements.
There are a number of live lines of enquiry with the potential to lead to positive results, but at present officers are unable to discuss them for operational reasons. More information will be released when possible.
DCI Gibbon explained: “Investigations of this nature do take time and huge amount of work is being done behind the scenes by a dedicated team of regional detectives.
“We would also repeat our belief that Mr Grey was targeted and that we do not believe anyone else in the community is at risk.”
Police are still looking for information on jewellery that may have been stolen from Grey during the attack.
Call Lincolnshire Police with information on 101, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.