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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.