There’s been a new development in the unsolved murder of an elderly Newcastle grocer.
Frank Newbery, the much-loved owner of ‘Frank’s Ham & Beef’, died of a blunt head injury, after being bashed at his Cooks Hill store on March 12th 2007.
An inquest into the killing, five years later, failed to shed any light on the violent attack, despite witnesses providing descriptions of two men.
But detectives are now investigating whether attackers may have been targeting Mr Newbery, as opposed to initial theories that the incident was a random robbery gone wrong.
Mr Newbery had been the owner of the business for more than 50 years, a $100,000 reward for information has stood for eight years.