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Emma Winnall attack: Fresh appeal after mother's death

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Media captionDaughter Joyce Blencoe said "a coward" had carried out the attack

The daughter of a 93-year-old woman who died after being attacked at home has challenged whoever was responsible to come forward.

Emma Winnall suffered a fractured skull and broken arm during the night time raid at her home on Pensby Close, Moseley, Birmingham, in April.

She died in hospital on 29 May and police have now issued a new appeal three months after the attack.

Daughter Joyce Blencoe said she cannot move forward and was "in limbo".

'Own medicine'

She said: "It's a coward that's gone in and done that, a piece of scum and probably hiding behind the mother's skirt.

"If they're big enough and brave enough to do that to an old lady, they're big enough and brave enough to own up to it."

Five hundred leaflets were handed out on Wednesday morning appealing for more help from the community.

Image caption Mrs Winnall died in hospital almost a month after the attack

A reward of up to £10,000 is available for information leading to a conviction.

In her appeal, Ms Blencoe added: "Come forward and let somebody else have some peace.

"I'd like to give them a taste of their own medicine, tie them down and see how they feel."

Police spoke to Mrs Winnall before she died but have not revealed what she said.

Det Insp Buck Rogers, who is leading the investigation involving 40 officers, said he believed people in the community knew more about the attack.

He said: "This was a shocking attack on a defenceless, elderly woman as she slept in her own bed. I'm asking people to search their consciences."

Two people arrested in connection with her death have been released without charge.

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