Housebound pensioner beaten to death

THE devastated grandson of murdered 92-year-old Daisy Myring today spoke of his family’s loss for the first time, describing it as a “personal nightmare”.

David Worrall held a police press conference in Birmingham a week after the great-grandmother died of head injuries after an attack at her home in Brownhills, Walsall.

The 44-year-old from Halesowen made a desperate plea for information after it emerged detectives have not had a single call from the public in relation to Mrs Myring’s murder.

“Seven days ago my grandmother, the kindest most caring of elderly ladies, was killed in her own home,” he said today.

“We all miss her dearly and need help catching her killer or killers so we can get some semblance of closure from this personal nightmare.

“We ask you to put yourselves in our position and imagine if this was one of your
relatives.

“We need everybody’s help and if you know anything – no matter how small or insignificant it may seem – to contact the police immediately.

“Somebody somewhere knows who committed this senseless, horrible murder and we desperately need help in bringing them to justice.”

Police today revealed that a woman, aged 32 from Norton Canes, Cannock, had been arrested and bailed on suspicion of murder. She was arrested last Friday and bailed over the weekend.

A man and a woman from Cannock, aged 40 and 36 respectively, were already known to have been arrested and bailed.

The housebound pensioner was beaten to death in her home in Albion Road. She suffered a fatal blow to the head and was discovered by one of her carers at 7.10am last Tuesday.

Mr Worrall, who appeared at the press conference with his wife Frances and Mrs Myring’s niece Kelly Lee, said: “She obviously had no enemies and there was no one that she came into contact with that would not have liked her or been affected by her kind nature and positive attitude.

“She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and auntie of a large family. To her credit and with our blessing, although she was 92 and partially blind and frail, she decided to live alone in her own home. Despite her age, she would always try to help anyone and was always there for advice.”

Det Ch Insp Wayne Jones, who is leading the investigation, took a place alongside the grieving family on the press conference panel. He described the murder as a “horrendous attack” that had seen Mrs Myring “literally beaten to death in her own home”.

Mr Jones also revealed today that the murderer had access to keys or a combination code to get into Mrs Myring’s house.

Mr Jones appealed for the community to help in the investigation, saying someone knows what happened.

Police believe the victim knew her killer or killers and have quashed rumours Mrs Myring was killed as a result of a burglary that went awry.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen something unusual between 8pm last Monday and 7am on the Tuesday to get in touch.

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