Wisbech woman murdered

Police in Cambridgeshire have launched a murder investigation after an elderly woman was found dead in her Wisbech home.

Una Crown, 86, was discovered in her bungalow in Magazine Lane on Sunday 13th January.

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Crimewatch appeal for witnesses in Wisbech murder

Police investigating the murder of a pensioner from Wisbech will appeal for help to catch her killer on Crimewatch tonight, Monday 29th April.

A reconstruction of the 86-year-old Una Crown's last-known movements will be shown on the programme on BBC1 at 9pm.

Una Crown pictured with her late husband Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Mrs Crown's body was discovered in her bungalow in Magazine Lane, on January 13th.

She had been stabbed and then set on fire in an apparent effort to disguise her injuries and destroy evidence.

Detective Inspector David Grierson said: "She was a small lady who posed no threat to anyone - hopefully the reconstruction will show that and encourage anyone with information to call police."

A £10,000 reward is being offered by independent charity Crimestoppers for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

Anyone with any information should call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Una Crown murder- man bailed

Una Crown who was found murdered at her home in Wisbech Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A MAN arrested on suspicion of the murder of Una Crown in Wisbech has been bailed.

The 58 year old had been arrested yesterday morning (Thursday). He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Mrs Crown, 86, was discovered in her home in Magazine Lane on Sunday, January 13. She was last seen alive on the morning of Friday, January 11, but had spoken to a friend by telephone on the Saturday.

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Murder detectives keen to trace three men

Una Crown pictured with her late husband

Detectives investigating the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown want to trace three men seen near her home on the night of her death.

The men were reportedly seen in Magazine Lane, near Mrs Crown's home, between 11.30pm and 11.45pm on Saturday, January 12.

Mrs Crown's body was discovered at 10:45am the next day. Mrs Crown had been stabbed in the chest and neck. Her body was then set on fire in a bid to cover the crime.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Hutchinson said: "We are very keen to identify these three men who were seen in the area of Magazine Lane as they may hold vital information which could help our investigation."

A £10,000 reward has been offered by independent charity Crimestoppers for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder.

Anyone with any information should call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

£10,000 reward for information on murder

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Una Crown's home in Wisbech Credit: ITV Anglia

A reward of up to £10,000 is being offered for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of Una Crown's killer.

Crimestoppers has put up the reward in a bid to help police catch the offender responsible for the murder of the 86-year-old in Wisbech.

Una Crown's body was discovered in her bungalow in Magazine Lane at 10.45am on Sunday, January 13. A post-mortem examination found she had died from stab wounds to her neck and chest. Her clothing was set on fire after her death in an apparent effort to hide her injuries and destroy evidence.

If anyone knows anything at all about what happened they should contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the secure online form at [http://www.crimestoppers-uk.

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Forensic teams searching for clues over Wisbech murder

The scene outside Una Crown's house
The scene outside Una Crown's house Credit: ITV Anglia/Stuart Leithes

Forensic teams have been searching an area of Wisbech after an 86 year old woman was murdered in her home.

Una Crown's body was found at her bungalow on Sunday morning.

Detectives were originally unsure how she died but a post mortem has now revealed that she'd been assaulted.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information about the attack to contact them.

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