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Tommy Ward death: Two bailed over pensioner death

Tommy Ward Image copyright Ward family
Image caption Tommy Ward, 80, died five months after the brutal attack

Two people arrested on suspicion of murdering a Rotherham pensioner have been bailed.

Tommy Ward, 80, died after a violent attack at his home in Maltby in 2015.

A man and woman, both 29, were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of robbery and murder.

Mr Ward's life savings of £30,000 were stolen during the burglary at his home on Salisbury Road, and he died as a result of his injuries in February 2016.

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The ex-miner was found by his carer, and died in hospital five months after the attack.

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Image caption Mr Ward's life savings were stolen in the attack

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