The family of a holocaust survivor murdered 27 years after being liberated from a Nazi concentration camp have made a fresh appeal to bring her killer to justice.
Emmy Werner was found by a chambermaid at Queens Hotel in Bayswater the day after a trip to the theatre in September 1972.
She had been strangled and police believe her attacker had been intending to steal from her as she slept.
In 1942, she was taken with her husband Albert and daughter Heddy to the Theresienstadt concentration camp near Prague, where tens of thousands of people were killed by guards, or by malnutrition and disease.
Months before the end of the war, Albert was taken to Auschwitz, where he was killed in February 1945. Emmy and Heddy, then 17, were liberated with the Allied advance that May.
45 years after her murder in London, detectives from the Met Police hope a fresh appeal for witnesses could encourage people to come forward with information about her assailant.
- The night before the attack, Werner had been to see a West End show at the Vaudeville Theatre
- She is thought to have settled into bed at around 8.30pm, before the attack in the early hours of the morning
- Officers hope to trace people who used to work in and visited the hotel in the 1970s, who were mostly of different nationalities, including German holidaymakers and Swedish staff