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Hang Yin Leung: TV murder documentary response ‘disappointing’

Hang Yin Leung and husband Image copyright Leung family
Image caption Hang Yin Leung, pictured with her husband, died 11 days after she was attacked in her Milton Keynes home during a burglary

The response to a documentary about the unsolved murder of a takeaway owner was "disappointing", police have said.

Hang Yin Leung, 64, died 11 days after being beaten in the head as six men burgled her Milton Keynes home on 31 January 2017.

As shown on Channel 4's Catching a Killer, police arrested four men over the death, but no-one has been charged.

Det Ch Insp Andy Shearwood said "no new lines of inquiry were generated" by the programme, broadcast on 14 May.

Mrs Leung, who ran the takeaway restaurant with her husband, was by herself at the family home on Orne Gardens, Bolbeck Park, when she answered a knock on her door at about 18:00 GMT.

Six men forced their way into the property. One threatened Mrs Leung with an ice pick and beat her around the head with his hand.

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Image caption Police body cam footage showed the destruction caused by the men, who stole cash and jewellery

The men stole cash and jewellery from the property, including Mrs Leung's long service medal from the Hong Kong Police and a Rolex watch.

Her husband said the pair had planned to retire and travel the world before eventually settling back in Hong Kong.

"These burglars, they had no humanity," he said.

Image copyright Leung family
Image caption Police are asking people to look out for the 1991 Rolex watch and Mrs Leung's Hong Kong police medal, both stolen in the burglary

An appeal for information was put out on the documentary about the police investigation into her death.

Det Ch Insp Shearwood, of Thames Valley Police, said: "Unfortunately there was a disappointing response.

"However, it is never too late to help us to achieve justice for Hang.

"Any new lines of inquiry will be followed up, so even if you know a small detail which could be relevant, please let us know as it could be an absolutely vital piece of evidence."

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