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'Cruel, shocking' widow murder

A family has paid tribute to a devoted grandmother murdered in "an unbelievably shocking and cruel way" in Hornchurch.

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Family describes 'cruel death' of Hornchurch pensioner

Today, the son of Rosemary Shearman described the moment he found out his mother's death, and appealed for anyone with information to come forward. Greg Shearman said:

"It was unreal, it's not the sort of thing that happens to your own family. But laying flowers at her house for myself and my sister - was just terrible.

"If anyone was in that area, and may have seen something, just contact the police. This is a nan, my mum, who's been taken away from us. And it's wrong. If you can help, ring the police."

Greg Shearman, son of Rosemary Shearman Credit: ITV News

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