WISBECH MURDER: Investigation launched after woman, 86, dies in brutal assault at her home

12:10 16 January 2013

Police have sealed off Magazine Lane, Wisbech, where 86 year old Una Crown has been founded murdered.

Police have sealed off Magazine Lane, Wisbech, where 86 year old Una Crown has been founded murdered.

Archant

DETECTIVES have today launched a murder investigation after an 86-year-old woman was killed in a brutal assault at her Wisbech home.

Una Crown was discovered in her bungalow in Magazine Lane shortly after 11am on Sunday.

Her death was initially treated as unexplained, but a post mortem carried out at Peterborough City Hospital last night confirmed she had died as a result of an assault.

She had last been seen alive at 11am on Friday.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Hutchinson said: “Mrs Crown died as a result of a brutal assault in her own home.

“Our investigation is still at a very early stage and we are trying to build up a picture of the events that lead to her death.

“Her murder has obviously devastated her family and I would urge anyone with any information to call police.

“She was last seen on Friday morning so I am keen to hear from anyone who who was in the area of Magazine Lane over the weekend and saw anything suspicious.

“Any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could provide significant in our investigation.”

Mrs Crown’s husband, Jack Roland (Ron) died on Boxing Day, 2009, at the North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech.

He and Una had been married for 60 years.

At his funeral donations for the Trafford Ward at the hospital totalled £354.

Anyone with information should call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Related articles

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 18:15
Fresh devolution by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

There is just under six hours to go on a poll asking the people of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire their views on the future of local government in this area.

Yesterday, 17:29
Concert at Neale Wade Academy

Neale-Wade Academy hosts its annual Help for Heroes concert with a mix of professional and amateur musicians.

Yesterday, 17:23
Meadowgate School Wisbech had an outstanding Ofsted. Picture: Steve Williams.

A £50,000 scheme to provide a much-needed safe path for residents and children to get to school has started in Meadowgate Lane, today.

Yesterday, 17:21
Elsie Lawrence with knit and natter group at Manea Methodist Chapel

It’s the end of an era for Manea Craft Club which will meet for the last time this Friday.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up