UK & World News
Two Held Over Beating Of Grandmother, 93
Police have arrested two people in connection with the severe beating of a 93-year-old great-grandmother in her bed.
A woman, 56, and a 28-year-old man were arrested at their home in the Hall Green area of Birmingham just before 6.30am, on suspicion of assault on Emma Winnall.
They have been taken to a police station in the West Midlands.
Great-grandmother Mrs Winnall was attacked at her home in Moseley, Birmingham, between 9pm on April 30 and 9am the following morning. She was found by her carer.
The force said the dawn arrests were made after routine police enquiries and were not a result of information from the public.
A spokesman said Mrs Winnall, who suffered a fractured skull and a partially severed finger, as well as a broken arm and wrist, remains in a stable condition in hospital.
Police still want anyone with information to contact West Midlands Police on 101.
A reward of up to £5,000 has been offered by the charity Crimestoppers for anyone who contacts them on 0800 555 111 or via their website and provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the pensioner's attacker.
Last week Mrs Winnall's daughter issued an emotional appeal for information.
Joyce Blencoe said: "It's broken my heart to hear my frail and defenceless mum in hospital manage to say she was screaming for help and no one came.
"To see your mum viciously beaten and covered in blood is the most horrific nightmare."
At the same media conference, Detective Chief Inspector Sab Johal said the "horrific" attack was a "unique offence".
Police have previously said the motive for the attack remains unclear, and they believe nothing was stolen.
Hello, regular commenting on Orange News and Sport pages closes on Thursday 30 May 2013. We will continue to provide a commenting facility on major news and sport events on orangeworld.co.uk. Contact us via http://oran.ge/OWfeedback if you have any further questions. Thanks.