Swindon murder victim identified as Tom Rogers

This Is Wiltshire: Murder victim identified as Aulton 'Tom' Rogers Murder victim identified as Aulton 'Tom' Rogers

THE man stabbed to death on Thursday night in a Swindon underpass has been identified as Aulton Thomas Rogers, known as Tom.

Mr Rogers, 60, lived alone in Walcot, Swindon. His family has been informed and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers.

Mr Rogers is described as white, approximately five feet, nine inches tall and of very slim build with grey hair. He was wearing black trousers, a black polo shirt and a khaki hoodie. He had black trainers and was carrying a dark blue bag.

The post mortem examination has been completed and confirmed that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds.

Detective Chief Inspector Sean Memory said: "Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Mr Rogers at this very difficult time.

"Mr Rogers was not known to police and there is no apparent motive for the attack.

"We continue to work tirelessly on the case to identify those responsible and would ask anyone who knew Mr Rogers to contact us. This will help us to build a bigger picture of his lifestyle.

"He worked at the Woodlands Edge public house in Midwinter Close, Swindon and we know that he left the pub shortly before 10:30 pm on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

"I would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw Mr Rogers on Thursday night, any information will be dealt with in the strictest confidence."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.

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