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A security review was promised at eldely peoples' sheltered accommodation following the murder of a one-legged pensioner in his sheltered accommodation.

Frank Tranter, 74, who was virtually blind, diabetic and suffered from cancer, was repeatedly stabbedin the face and neck during a frenzied attack at his home in the West Midlands on Monday night.

His body was discovered by a resident warden making a routine check at bedtime. It was the second break-in at the pensioner's home in three days and detectives were tonight trying to establish whether there was a link between the two.