Police investigating the murder of an elderly woman from Stretford have arrested a man


Officers investigating the murder of 87-year-old Eileen Blaine from Stretford have made an arrest.

At around 2.30pm on February 3rd last year a man forced his way into the grandmother’s home on Castleton Avenue in Stretford.

He beat the elderly woman relentlessly before snatching her wedding ring from her finger and a small amount of cash.

He attacker inflicted countless injuries on Eileen including broken ribs, a fractured vertebrae and further internal injuries and bruises.

Eileen was discharged from hospital at the end of March but was sadly found dead at home on April 1st 2017.

He attacker is described as white, aged in his 20’s about 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build, he was wearing a dark coloured jacket with the hood covering his face.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains under investigation.

Detective Inspector John Mulvhill of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “We have made one arrest in connection with this investigation but I want to stress our enquiries do not stop here.

“We are still appealing for information from the public and I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious on that day to please contact us.

“The £50,000 reward still stands for anyone with information that leads to the successful conviction of the offender.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 9283/6777 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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