Murder latest: This Morning appeal
Television presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have just highlighted the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown on the Crime File section of their high-profile This Morning programme.
Screened at 11am, it featured Sue Hill, a former Met Office Detective Chief Superintendent, highlighting a number of crimes, including the brutal murder of the 86-year-old former post mistress in her Magazine Lane home.
Crimestoppers this week offered a £10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the murderer. Sue Hill said the pensioner suffered multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest and her clothing was set on fire.
The former officer said it was a suspected robbery but she went on to express her shock at the brutality of the attack with the multiple wounds and the subsequent setting fire of Una’s clothes.
“Her family are absolutely heartbroken,” she told the presenters. Footage of Una’s taped off bungalow home was shown and Sue Hill appealed for people to come forward.
“Someone must know something. It is a quiet residential area,” she said.
She explained forensics are still examining a knife found in the area to see if that can be linked to the crime.
Philip Schofield gave numbers for people to contact - the police on 101 and Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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