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Tommy Ward death: Murder arrests over beaten man, 80

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Image caption Tommy Ward's life savings were stolen from his home in the attack, police said

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering an 80-year-old man.

Tommy Ward was brutally attacked in his home on Salisbury Road, Maltby, on 1 October 2015. His life savings of £30,000 had been stolen.

The ex-miner, who was found by his carer, died from his injuries in hospital the following February.

A man and a woman, both 29, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder, South Yorkshire Police said.

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Three South Yorkshire men arrested on suspicion of murder in August 2016 were released on bail without charge.

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Image caption Mr Ward, 80, died five months after the brutal attack

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