|Article taken from local newspaper dated February 21st 1979, transcribed by Raylee Burton.
Old Woman’s Brutal Death
Search for three youths, by Tony Smith
Detectives swooped on the area near the A6. A 21 year old man who lives nearby was detained and is still helping police with their inquiries.
Forty officers from Kettering and Corby were today hunting three coloured youths seen thumbing a lift from Burton Latimer to Barton Seagrave just before the body was found by Meals on Wheels helpers at 11.30am. Police chiefs operating from a special incident room set up at
“This was a vicious, cowardly assault on Mrs. Love,” said Detective Chief Superintendant Arthur Crawley, who is heading the inquiry. “From the state of the house a search had been made by her assailants and it is assumed that they were looking for money.”
A post mortem was carried out late last night at
Mr. Crawley refused to disclose how the intruders entered the house or what weapon was used. But it is believed that Mrs. Love suffered severe head injuries.
The coloured youths were seen on the main A6 road and were later spotted at
“My officers will spare no effort to clear up this horrible crime,” said Mr. Crawley. “This was a terrible attack on a frail lady who would have been helpless to defend herself. Whoever did this is dangerous and could strike again.”