Detectives follow up new leads following appeal for information on Doncaster murder

Nora Tait
Nora Tait

Detectives investigating the murder of Doncaster grandmother Nora Tait are following up a number of new lines of enquiry following an appeal for information on the 10th anniversary of her death.

Over 10 people have contacted South Yorkshire Police over the death of the 69-year-old, who was killed in her home in Stone Close Avenue, Hexthorpe, in 2005.

The retired seamstress was bludgeoned to death as she prepared to eat lunch on October 12, 2005.

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Robinson, the senior investigating officer, said: “We have had an excellent response to the appeal following the 10-year anniversary of Nora Tait’s murder.

“We are reviewing all of the information that we have received and my team will be looking to progress any new lines of enquiry.

“As a result of the calls I have spoken to some members of the public who called in and further appointments will be made this week to visit everyone who has phoned in.”

DCI Robinson had been eager to trace a man who phoned police in March earlier this year.

He has since been back in touch following the new appeal for information.

DCI Robinson said: “It is really encouraging that the man who called us in March has made contact.

“The calls are encouraging but I would still urge anyone else with any information to come forward, no matter how trivial it may seem.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.