CCTV video shows last movements of Ipswich man found collapsed on driveway
PUBLISHED: 17:08 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:08 17 August 2018
Suffolk police have renewed their appeal for information by releasing a video showing Mr Wyard at the Royal George pub in Ipswich.
Mr Wyard, 74, was found having collapsed on his driveway in Valley Road on Friday July 20.
He had sustained a number of injuries to his head and face including black eyes, a split cleft lip, another cut to his lip, a deep cut to his cheek and other cuts to his body.
A post mortem found that Mr Wyard has died as a result of a severe head injury, having sustained a skull fracture and a bleed on the brain.
He was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he died 12 days later.
Police are treating his death as unexplained and now have a clearer picture of his movements on that night.
Mr Wyard had been at the Royal George public house on Colchester Road in Ipswich on the evening of Thursday 19 July. It has now been established that he left that premises on foot between 12.15am and 12.20am on Friday 20 July.
He was then captured on CCTV a few minutes later walking past a property slightly further along Colchester Road, in the direction of Sidegate Lane West.
Further CCTV footage shows Mr Wyard walking along Valley Road at 12.37am, only about another 200 yards to go until he reached his home address.
The entire distance from the Royal George to his home is just under one mile.
Officers are also issuing a CCTV image of Mr Wyard from the Royal George which show the clothes he was wearing that evening.
Mr Wyard is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, of medium build, with grey hair and a grey goatie beard.
He was wearing jeans and a light grey zip hooded top.
Detective Chief Inspector Marie James said: “Four weeks have now passed since Mr Wyard was discovered on his driveway and we are continuing with our efforts to establish what happened to him on that night.
“We want to be able to provide his family with the answers that they deserve and so I am appealing to anyone who believes they have any information at all that could assist our investigation to come forward. This includes people who believe they know of other individuals who may have been in that area on the night in question.
“We continue to keep an open mind as to what may have taken place and are appealing to anyone who believes they saw Mr Wyard walking along Colchester Road or Valley Road, between 12.15am and 7.15am on Friday 20 July to contact us.”
Those with any information about Mr Wyard’s movements or who have dash cam or CCTV footage covering that period are asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Op Rufforth.