TWO people have been arrested this morning (Wednesday) over the murder of Maltby pensioner Tommy Ward.
The man and woman, both 29, have both been arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder.
A spokesman said they remained in police custody and were currently being questioned by detectives.
Mr Ward (80) was brutally attacked in his Salisbury Road home in October 2015.
His life savings of £30,000 were stolen and his injuries included a fractured skull, a bleed on the brain and a broken jaw, while his left index finger was so badly damaged it had to be amputated.
The granddad also had a footprint-like mark on his chest and severe bruises across his body.
Mr Ward died in hospital on February 23 last year — almost five months after he was attacked.
A safety deposit box with his life savings in were stolen from his home the night of the attack.
An identical box was recovered from a canal in the Kilnhurst area around two weeks later, but it was empty.
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