Son's shock after Hornchurch pensioner stabbing

The son of pensioner, Rosemary Shearman, who was killed at her home in Hornchurch spoke today of how he was struggling to come to terms with what happened.

72-year-old Rosemary Shearman who was killed at home in Hornchurch
72-year-old Rosemary Shearman who was killed at home in Hornchurch Credit: ITV News

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Gregory Shearman said: "I'm just totally shocked. I don't know what to say."

It's emerged the 72-year-old pensioner was bound, gagged and stabbed in the random attack.

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