Pensioner killed in 'random attack' at Hornchurch home

A pensioner has been killed in what appears to be a random attack at her home in Hornchurch. Police say the woman who lived in Platford Green, is believed to be in her 70s.

Police believe they know the identity of the woman and next of kin have been informed
Police believe they know the identity of the woman and next of kin have been informed Credit: Press Association

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