85 year Old Woman Dies After Robbery in Greenford

Murder Investigation launched after pensioner attacked in alleyway off Oldfield Lane


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A murder investigation has been launched after an 85-year-old woman died after being mugged in broad daylight in Greenford.

Police were called just before 4pm on Monday to an alleyway off Oldfield Lane, where the unidentified woman was found injured.

Police have just released further information about the incident.

They say officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a 85 year-old woman collapsed and conscious with a head injury.

She was initially taken to Ealing Hospital, then transferred to St Mary's Hospital, where sadly, her condition deteriorated and she died in the early hours of the morning (Tuesday 20 Nov).

A post mortem is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 21 November at Uxbridge Mortuary. Next of Kin have been informed and formal identification awaits.

Police understand that two male suspects, who are described as black in appearance, approached the victim from behind and stole her handbag, the women was assaulted and she fell to the pavement.

The suspects, who were dressed in dark clothing, then ran off in the direction of Farm Dale Crescent with the handbag.

Officers who are currently conducting a forensic search of the area, have since recovered the handbag on Farm Dale Crescent.

Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor, of the Mets Homicide Serious Crime Command, said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the sequence of events which will have occurred in a potentially busy area of Greenford in daylight.

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the victim or the suspects at the time." Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 020 87214868; Or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

She was taken to a west London hospital where her condition deteriorated and police say she died in the early hours of this morning.




20th November 2012




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