Pensioner injured in 'horrific' attack

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Pensioner injured in

'horrific' attack

A 74-year-old woman was recovering in hospital after being punched and stabbed by two men in an attack lasting more than three hours at her home in south London on Wednesday.

Police said that Rosamund Bean, who suffered a "horrific, sustained attack" had been followed to her home in Kennington from the Elephant and castle shopping precinct. They asked for assistance from the public in tracing the assailants, who were both light-skinned black men wearing dark clothing. One was around 6ft and the other was 5ft2in or 5ft3in.

Ms Bean was in St Thomas's Hospital, where her condition was stable.