Police investigating murder of Una Crown in Wisbech encouraged by response to appeal

Una Crown, 86, with her late husband Jack.

Una Crown, 86, with her late husband Jack. - Credit: PA

DETECTIVES say they have had an encouraging response from an anniversary appeal in connection with the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown.

Magazine Lane, Wisbech.

Magazine Lane, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

Letters appealing for information were posted to every household in Magazine Lane last week, three months on from the murder of the 86-year-old who was discovered in her bungalow on January 13.

She had been stabbed and then set on fire in an apparent effort to disguise her injuries and destroy evidence.

A mobile police station was set up and posters advertising the £10,000 Crimestoppers reward for information were also put up around the area.

Det Insp David Grierson said: “We have been encouraged by the response both from the local community and also further afield.

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“We are following up a number of fresh lines of enquiry generated by the appeal. However I would continue to appeal for anyone with information about Mrs Crown’s murder to call police.”

A £10,000 reward is being offered by independent charity Crimestoppers for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

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Anyone with any information should call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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