Rochdale pensioner Vincent Kershaw 'may have been robbed'

Vincent Kershaw
Image caption Vincent Kershaw, 84, was found by police at a house on Willows Lane

A pensioner who was found dead in a house in Greater Manchester was known to carry large amounts of cash and may have been robbed, police have said.

Vincent Kershaw, 84, was found by police at a house on Willows Lane, Milnrow, on Sunday evening.

A post-mortem examination found that he died from head injuries.

Mr Kershaw was last seen alive on 4 October when he collected his pension and police are keen to trace his movements during the day.

Det Insp Iain Butler said: "There are a number of lines of inquiry and at this stage, we cannot rule out robbery.

"Mr Kershaw was known to carry large quantities of cash when he was out and when his body was examined, there was no sign of his wallet."

He said Mr Kershaw travelled by bus and taxi in Rochdale and Shaw in Oldham and was seen collecting his pension at Milnrow Post Office on Dale Street at 10:00 BST on 4 October.

He was also seen buying groceries at Tesco Express on Dale Street at 13:00 BST.

Police have asked for anyone who may have seen Mr Kershaw to contact them.

They have also urged members of the community, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, not to openly display personal possessions.

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