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Burglar broke into murdered pensioner's home

Murdered pensioner Una Crown Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A burglar who broke into murdered pensioner Una Crown's home in Wisbech has been jailed. Dainius Stelmokas, 29, of De Havilland Road, Wisbech, forced his way into the 86-year-old's bungalow in Magazine Lane on April 4. Once inside he stole a television, stereo and portable DVD player.

A neighbour called police after spotting a plywood sheet which had been used to board up the back door of the property had been removed. Crime scene investigators discovered a fingerprint and Stelmokas was arrested on April 6.

He pleaded guilty to burglary and was jailed for 10 months at Cambridge Crown Court . All of the stolen property has been recovered. Mrs Crown's body was discovered in the bungalow on January 13.

She had been stabbed and then set on fire in an apparent effort to disguise her injuries and destroy evidence. A 58-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains on bail until July 2.

Police encouraged by Crimewatch appeal

Victim: Una Crown Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Detectives hunting the killer of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown say they've been encouraged by last night's Crimewatch appeal.

Cambrisgeshire Police say they've received a number of interesting calls regarding the 86-year-old's murder.

The body of Una Crown, who was 86, was discovered at her bungalow in Wisbech earlier this year. Police say anyone with information should call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

New appeal in murder inquiry

Una Crown was found murdered at her home in Wisbech Credit: ITV News

Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner from Wisbech are making a fresh appeal for information three months on from her death.

The body of Una Crown was discovered at her home in Magazine Lane on 13th January. She had been stabbed and her body set on fire.

A 58 year old man is currently on bail in connection with the inquiry.

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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