Detectives investigating the murder and possible torture of a Feltham man hope his case being aired on Crimewatch tonight will lead them to solving the case.

Peter Houghton was found dead in Fawns Manor Close, Bedfont, on March 14, 2005.

Detective Inspector Alison Hepworth said the show to be aired tonight would include a reconstruction of the case and a £10,000 reward.

A postmortem examination at Fulham mortuary found Mr Houghton, 42 and at the time unemployed, died from multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest.

D Insp Hepworth said it was believed Mr Houghton was murdered at some time on the evening of Friday, March 4, or in the early hours of March 5, 2005, causing him to uncharacteristically miss prearranged engagements.

Due to the nature of his injuries, it is believed Mr Houghton may have been tortured prior to his death and it is likely his attacker or attackers had blood on them when they left the scene.

Two people were arrested in connection with the murder.

One was subsequently tried and acquitted, while the other was released with no further action.

Despite this the investigation remains open to consider any new lines.

D Insp Hepworth said one new line of enquiry came from an anonymous letter offering new information, but police have refused to reveal any further details of its contents.

"It's now over two years since Peter was violently murdered leaving a family, friends and acquaintances without any real answers as to why, and without seeing anyone brought to justice," D Insp Hepworth said.

"The anonymous letter we received is a credible new line of enquiry, but we appeal to its author to contact us and work with us.

"There is a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible.

"We are also appealing to the community of Bedfont.

"It's two years on and circumstances change, we would urge people with any information that haven't already contacted us, no matter how small they feel it is, to get in touch."

Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.