Family disappointed as murder case is dropped

File picture of police guarding the house where the 76 year old Hungarian was killed
File picture of police guarding the house where the 76 year old Hungarian was killed

The family of a pensioner murdered in his home have described their disappointment after the case against a suspect was dropped.

A £10,000 reward has also been offered by the family of Karoly ‘Charlie’ Varga, 76, for information leading to the successful arrest and prosecution of the murderer, after the case against Mr Elemer Patakfalvi, 47 was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Rita Groves, Mr Varga’s daughter, said: “We are aware the police have worked hard to detect our father’s murder and it is disappointing that they have not yet been unable to convict the person who robbed us of him. Our father was a kind man, who was no threat to anybody and we cannot understand why anybody would want to attack him in this way. We have put forward this reward in the hope it will encourage anybody who has any information to come forward.

Reward to help catch killer

“We know the murder weapon is still missing and we hope this reward will encourage people in Wellingborough to check around their properties in case the weapon, the Lonsdale trainers or clothing left by the offender are still laying somewhere, waiting to be found.”

Anybody with any information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.