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Woman, 93, dies of attack injuries
Emma Winnall, 93, who was attacked in her home nearly a month ago, has died in hospital (West Midlands Police/PA)
A 93-year-old woman who was subjected to a savage assault in her home has died in hospital.
Emma Winnall, who was attacked in Moseley, Birmingham, nearly a month ago, died at 4.25am on Tuesday from complications arising from her injuries, West Midlands Police said.
Mrs Winnall, who suffered a fractured skull and broken arm, had been in intensive care since May 1 after being found badly injured in her bed.
Superintendent Richard Baker, Head of Major Crime at West Midlands Police, said: "This is desperately sad news. Our condolences go out to Emma's family and friends.
"Clearly, this has now become a murder inquiry."
Re-appealing for information about the offence, he added: "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 look into their consciences and if they have any suspicions about who may be responsible to contact police."