A 94-year-old woman has been severely injured after being attacked in her own bed, West Midlands police have revealed.
Emma Winnall, of Pensby Close, Moseley, was assaulted overnight between Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May.
She has been kept in hospital with a litany of injuries including a fractured skull, broken arm, broken wrist and a partially severed finger. She is also covered in bruises and cuts after attack.
Mrs Winnall has undergone emergency surgery, which included inserting metal plates into her arm.
West Midlands Police Detective Chief Inspector Sarb Johal, said: "It doesn't appear anything was stolen from the lady's home and the interior was largely undisturbed.
"We believe an implement of some sort was used during the assault – our forensics experts are scouring the property in the hope of shedding some light on exactly what happened.
"She suffered very nasty injuries and ones which, given her age, could well have been life threatening. She is showing signs of improvement in hospital; our thoughts are with her and hopefully she will make a full recovery."
The police investigating the attack have yet to determine a motive for the attacks. They have released a picture of Mrs Winnall's condition, urged by her daughter, with the hope that it will "stir consciences and persuade anyone with information" to contact police.
Mrs Winnall was found by her carer at 9am on Tuesday morning, however the attack could have happened at any point in the previous twelve hours.
Detective Chief Inspector Johal added: "This is a truly sickening attack on a defenceless, frail lady as she slept in her own home. Mrs Winnall had nothing of note to steal…it was a senseless assault and I'd urge anyone with suspicions about who may be responsible to get in touch straight away."
Anyone with any information regarding the attack should contact West Midlands Police on the 101 number or the independent charity Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.
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