Tottenham murder: 89-year-old woman dies after being assaulted inside her home in north London

Officers believe one or more intruders broke into property

Zamira Rahim
Sunday 04 August 2019 21:48
The elderly woman was found inside her home
The elderly woman was found inside her home

An 89-year-old woman has died after being assaulted in her house in Waltheof Gardens, Tottenham.

Police officers believe one or more intruders broke into the house between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Detectives have opened a murder investigation into her death.

“The woman had clearly been assaulted and, as such, a murder investigation has been launched,” said DCI Garry Moncrieff of Specialist Crime.

“I want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in and around Waltheof Gardens and the surrounding area on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

“In addition, somebody locally may be aware of a friend or family member who they saw with blood stains on their clothing, or whose behaviour caused them particular concern on Saturday night or Sunday morning. If so, I need to hear from them.”

Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at 10.45am on Sunday to the property.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her next of kin have been informed.

No arrests have yet been made.

“Officers haven’t ruled out burglary as a motive, but they retain an open mind at this early stage,” a police spokesperson said.

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