93-year-old dies of injuries

Emma Winnall, 93, who was attacked in her home in Moseley in Birmingham nearly a month ago, has died this morning of complications arising from her injuries. Police are now treating the case as a murder investigation.

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Police renew appeal to catch pensioner's killer

Emma Winnall's son and daughter previously made an emotional appeal for information about their mother's attack Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Police say that given the extent of Mrs Winnall's injuries, her age and her vulnerability, their investigation had always been treated with the same level of seriousness as a murder inquiry.

Officers managed to speak to the 93-year-old in hospital in the days following her attack.

Police renew appeals over attack on pensioner

West Midlands Police have appealed again for information following the death of pensioner Emma Winnall nearly a month after she was attacked at her home in Birmingham.

Superintendent Richard Baker, Head of Major Crime at the force, renewed their appeal in what has now become a murder inquiry.

This is desperately sad news. Our condolences go out to Emma's family and friends.

This was a shocking attack on a defenceless, elderly woman as she slept in her own bed.

No-one capable of carrying out such a despicable attack deserves protecting - I'm asking people to look into their consciences and if they have any suspicions about who may be responsible to contact police.

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Police ask people to look into their consciences after attack

I would like to thank Crimestoppers for offering this reward and say again that local people hold the key to finding who is responsible for this terrible attack.

If you believe that you have any piece of information that may help our inquiries, I would ask you to call us or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.

This was a shocking attack on a defenceless, elderly woman as she slept in her own bed. No-one capable of carrying out such a despicable attack deserves protecting – I'm asking people to look into their consciences and if they have any suspicions about who may be responsible to contact police.

– West Midlands Police Detective Chief Inspector Sab Johal

Reward offered to find pensioner's attacker

A reward of up to £5,000 has been offered for information regarding the attack on 94-year-old Emma Winnall from Birmingham.

Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has put up the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attack.

Emma Winnall was assaulted in her bed at her Moseley home. Credit: Police handout

Mrs Winnall suffered horrific injuries including a fractured skull and a partially severed finger after being badly beaten overnight last Monday night (30 April) into Tuesday morning in her home in Pensby Close, Moseley. She remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

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