Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man arrested over Georgina Edmonds torture murder

Georgina Edmonds
Image caption Georgina Edmonds was tortured then battered with her marble rolling pin

A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of an elderly woman who was battered to death with her rolling pin in her Hampshire home.

Georgina Edmonds, 77, was tortured for her bank card Pin number and killed at her cottage in Brambridge, near Eastleigh, in January 2008.

The man, from the Bishopstoke area, was arrested at at 0500 BST on Wednesday and remains in custody, police said.

Last month police searched a river near her home following new information.

Cash machine

Mrs Edmonds was found dead on 11 January 2008 by her son and a family friend.

Detectives believe the attacker used her cash card after her murder.

A man, wearing a fluorescent jacket, was seen using a cash machine at a Tesco Express in Twyford Road, only a few miles from Mrs Edmonds' home, at 2238 GMT that night.

Police said they had a DNA profile of the attacker and had taken swabs from local people in an attempt to trace the killer.

A £30,000 reward was been put up for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

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