84-year-old woman dies after burglar attacks her in her own home

An 84-year-old woman has died after being violently attacked by a burglar in her own home.

Joyce Burgess was confronted by the man after he entered her Surrey home through an unlocked door.

He asked for a glass of water then stole her handbag – the elderly lady suffered injuries to her chest, arms and face as she struggled with the intruder.

Superintendent Graham Barnett said: “This was a violent attack of an elderly lady in her own home.

“We believe she may have been targeted by an opportunistic burglar who took advantage of her front door being open.

“He got away with her handbag which contained personal items and a small amount of cash.”

Let’s hope police catch this scumbag and lock him up for a very, very long time.