Detectives hunting the murderer of 93-year-old Emma Winnall have made a fresh appeal for witnesses three months after she was attacked in her bed.
Officers will be in the area near Emma’s home, in Pensby Close, Moseley, from 10am today as part of the investigation into her death.
Emma was attacked overnight between April 30 and May 1.
The grandmother-of-seven was left with a fractured skull, broken arm and wrist and partially severed finger. She died in hospital on May 29.
Two people who were arrested in connection with Emma’s death have since been released without charge.
Detective Inspector Buck Rogers, who is heading the inquiry, said: “It is now three months since Emma was attacked and we are hoping this anniversary appeal will help encourage people to come forward with any new information about who may have been responsible for her death.
“This was a shocking attack on a defenceless, elderly woman as she slept in her own bed.
“No-one capable of carrying out such a despicable attack deserves protecting. I’m asking people to search their consciences and if they have any suspicions about who may be responsible to contact police.”
He added: “We remain determined to catch whoever is responsible for Emma’s death and believe the answer lies within the local community.”
Detectives were able to speak to Emma in hospital twice in the days following her ordeal. “The information she provided continues to form part of our investigation,” added Det. Insp. Rogers.
A reward of up to £10,000 has been offered by the independent charity Crimestoppers and Birmingham-born advertising guru Trevor Beattie.
Local neighbourhood officers will also be in the area today handing out leaflets appealing for information from anyone who has not yet come forward.
Anyone with information can call West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.