Milton Keynes Murder Investigation: Son Speaks

2 March 2017, 15:16 | Updated: 2 March 2017, 15:23

Hang Yin Leung

The son of a woman who died after a violent burglary in Milton Keynes says he just wants to know why his mum had to die.

At around 6pm on Tuesday, 31 January, she was in a property in Orne Gardens, Bolbeck Park, when a man knocked on her front door.

Hang Yin Leung, closed the door on him and said she was alone. A short while later the man knocked on the door again, the victim opened the door and six men rushed passed her. The victim was knocked to the floor and one of the men held her down with a hand over her mouth.

The other men then searched the property and stole cash and jewellery. The men then left running down Orne Gardens to Lacy Drive.

The offender who came to the door is white, 6ft 2 ins, of large build, with a wide face, wearing a baby blue sweater with a high neck and jeans. He was also wearing fingerless gloves.

The other men were white, with their faces covered. All were wearing dark tops and jogging bottoms or jeans.

The next day when police went back to speak to Mrs Leung, the 64 year-old became unwell and was taken to Milton Keynes University Hospital where she was admitted. She remained in hospital until Saturday 11 February where she died.

A Home Office post-mortem examination took place on Thursday (16th Feb) and, as a result, a murder investigation was launched. The victim’s next of kin are continuing to be supported by a Family Liaison Officer.

Today, son Keith Leung told Heart:

"I would ask (the men responsible) to look into themselves, how they would feel if they had lost a mother or a sister or indeed someone very special to them, because this is exactly what has happened to my family and the community around us."

Det Insp Andy Shearwood, from Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime unit, said:

"A team of detectives is continuing to work to establish the circumstances of how Hang Yin Leung died. I believe there are likely to have been between four and six men ‘cold calling’ on doors in the area.

I would still urge anyone who saw anything suspicious or any vehicles you did not recognise between the hours of 4pm and 8pm on Tuesday 31 January in Orne Gardens or the surrounding area to contact police. Your information, regardless of how insignificant you believe it may be, could be important to the investigation."

If you have any information which could assist the investigation, please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 1201 31/1.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.