POLICE have issued a new plea for information about the death of a 90-year-old great-grandmother, who was found battered and bleeding in her own home in 2005.
Widow Elsie Hughes was left for dead on the floor of her living room after she disturbed intruders in her home on Hawarden Road, Abermorddu, in September 2005.
She died of her horrific injuries the following day in Wrexham Maelor Hospital – and all for a mere stolen £200.
Yesterday marked the eighth anniversary of her brutal murder and North Wales Police have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses in the hope of catching her killer.
Det Supt Graham Talbot said: “The murder investigation of Elsie Hughes continues to be reviewed by dedicated detectives of the force’s major incident team.
“We continue to re-examine forensic opportunities as they arise and make good use of advances in other technological developments.
“However, we also rely upon the assistance of the public and therefore on the eighth anniversary of the murder, I would ask the community once again if they have any information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, to please call us on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where your details will be treated anonymously.
“I am convinced that vital information still rests with someone in the community and for the sake of Elsie’s family and friends I’d ask you search your conscience, come forward and help bring some peace to her family.”