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Police hunt for Pamela Wheeler's killer

Detectives have made a fresh appeal for help to catch the killers of a 76-year-old widow, who was beaten to death in her own home.

76-year-old Pam Wheeler was found dead almost four weeks ago at her house on Newacres Road in Thamesmead. Her wrists and ankles were bound.

Neighbours had contacted police, concerned that they hadn’t seen her for several days.

Police want to speak to a woman who was seen with Mrs Wheeler between 13:15 and 13:20 on Thursday July 19.

The woman is described as white, aged over 50, with blonde and/or white hair of a similar style to Mrs Wheeler's. They were seen together on Battery Road, SE28, walking towards Tesco.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command has asked for witnesses to come forward.

"It is now four weeks to the day that Pam was last seen alive. Our work to find those responsible continues....[Pam] suffered a horrific and violent death and was tied at the ankles and wrists in her own home. I want to urge anyone with any information to make contact with us._

"I would also urge the woman believed to be seen with Pam on the last day she was seen, to contact police immediately as she may hold valuable information as to what happened to her as well as her movements that day."_

– Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn