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Detectives investigating robbery and death of 100-year-old woman arrest a man on suspicion of murder

Posted on 7th June 2018

Detectives investigating the robbery and later death of a 100-year-old woman have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

Zofija Kaczan passed away early yesterday morning (Wednesday, June 6).

She suffered multiple injuries, including a broken neck, as a result of the robbery, which happened at around 8.45am on Monday, May 28, close to the junction of St Chads Road and Empress Road in Normanton.

She had told us that she was approached from behind, knocked over and had her handbag stolen.

A 39-year-old man, who was previously arrested on suspicion of robbing Mrs Kaczan, has now been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

He remains in police custody and is being questioned.GV of car

Officers are asking for anyone who has any information regarding the incident to come forward.

They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a beige Seat Leon which was seen close to where the incident took place. The car was found abandoned two days later on Wednesday, May 30, in a car park in Jackson Street, Stockbrook.

We want to hear from anyone who may have information about the driver of the vehicle – or if you have CCTV or dash cam footage that shows the vehicle with registration plate SL02 KVZ.

If you have information you can call us on 101 with reference 18*243815 or you can ring Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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