Prayers said for dead pensioner

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Prayers were said yesterday for the pensioner who died from a stroke hours after being raped as she returned from posting a letter.

More than 100 police officers continued the hunt for the man who attacked Vera Laver, 73, in Tetney, Lincolnshire. Prayers were said at St John's Methodist Church in the village.

Police have had a number of reported sightings of a man in the area. They are hunting a stocky, 6ft man in his 30s. He wore jeans, a dark jumper and wool hat.