Murder Investigation Launched In Par

9 August 2018, 13:16 | Updated: 9 August 2018, 13:18

Lesley Davies murder victim

Police have started a murder investigation after an 81 year old woman died after being attacked in Par.

Lesley Davies suffered life-threatening head injuries after being assaulted in the street on Thursday 19 July.

She died from her injuries on Saturday

A 69-year-old man was arrested on 19 July on suspicion of attempted murder and has been bailed until 17 August. The man is currently sectioned under the Mental Health Act and remains in a secure unit.

Detective Inspector Ian Ringrose, from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “There were a number of people in the area at the time of this incident. I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident, or the events before and after, to contact the police if they haven’t spoken to us yet.

“The police are continuing to work closely with the victim’s family to provide support at this difficult time.”