The family of Dorothy Woolmer who was viciously murdered in her own home have paid tribute to her.

Hee body was discovered on Sunday morning and pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe that her killer or killers gained entry between Saturday night and Sunday morning. A 22-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and currently remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Garry Moncrieff of Specialist Crime said: “The woman had clearly been assaulted and, as such, a murder investigation has been launched.

“I want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in and around Waltheof Gardens and the surrounding area on Saturday night or Sunday morning.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3149/04aug.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Specialist detectives continue to work with local officers, the local authority and the wider community to reassure both nearby and older residents. This response includes focused patrols, crime prevention advice and relevant individual support.

Dorothy’s great nephew said on behalf of her family: “Our family are completely shocked at the death of my 89-year-old Great Aunt Dorothy Woolmer (Dot) on 4th August. Dot was a wonderful, beautiful woman, who was full of life. She always had something to talk about and was still hands on with everything she did despite her age. She was extremely self-sufficient and would still cook all of her meals herself and get herself up and down her stairs. She was a sister, wife, Aunty and dear friend to many and will be greatly missed. My family ask for privacy whilst we come to terms with what has happened.”

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