Gran suf­fers ‘crit­i­cal’ stab in­juries

NEIGH­BOURS RAISE MONEY FOR VIC­TIM, 90,

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - KATHER­INE CLE­MEN­TINE by kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @KC_Journo

A CARER has been charged with at­tempted mur­der fol­low­ing an at­tack on a 90-year-old grand­mother in Yiewsley.

Abosede Adeyinka ap­peared in cus­tody at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates’ Court on Mon­day May 1 and was told she would be re­manded in cus­tody be­fore her next court ap­pear­ance on May 30, at The Old Bai­ley.

The vic­tim, who is said to be in a sta­ble but crit­i­cal con­di­tion in hospi­tal, was in­jured at her home, in Lilac Place, at around 8pm on Thurs­day April 27.

Adeyinka, 52, of Hay­man Cres­cent, in Hayes, was charged on Satur­day April 29.

The vic­tim suf­fered a stab wound to her neck and head in­juries dur­ing an in­ci­dent that shocked the com­mu­nity.

More than £1,000 has now been raised for her on a crowd­fund­ing page, set up by Yiewsley res­i­dent Joanne Kil­lick.

She said she was “heart­bro­ken” to hear of the in­ci­dent and said: “No one de­serves this. El­derly peo­ple are trea­sures of the com­mu­nity and should be treated with re­spect.

“So we can all, as a com­mu­nity and out of re­spect to the 90-year-old, raise some money for her.”

The orig­i­nal £500 tar­get was smashed in 24 hours and the cur­rent to­tal stands at £1,090, raised by 70 do­na­tions.

Michael Net­tle, a gen­er­ous donor who pledged £200, wrote: “Shock­ing mo­ment in any­one’s life, but at 90?

“Hope this lady does not get put off from do­ing her nor­mal ev­ery­day things and has a full re­cov­ery.”

Another sup­porter, Shel­ley San­de­man, wrote: “I have been so up­set and sick­ened by this, but I take heart in how our com­mu­nity pulls to­gether in times of need. Hop­ing for a full re­cov­ery for this lovely lady.”

Ms Kil­lick is over­joyed by the re­sponse and hopes the do­na­tions keep com­ing in to help the el­derly grand­mother.

She added: “This is ex­cel­lent and so kind of you all for your gen­eros­ity,

“Let’s raise the bar and smash this for her. Thank you all you lovely bunch.”

Det Insp Claire Hine said: “We are ap­peal­ing for any­one who was in the area at the time and may have seen any­thing that could as­sist our in­ves­ti­ga­tion to come for­ward.”

If you would like to do­nate, visit the Just Giv­ing page.

Wit­nesses or any­one with any in­for­ma­tion are urged to call de­tec­tives at Hilling­don CID via 020 8246 1552 or by tweet­ing @MetCC.

To give in­for­ma­tion anony­mously, visit Crimes­top­pers on­line or call on 0800 555 111.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an in­ci­dent that took place in Lilac Close on Fri­day morn­ing and are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to come for­ward

A tent was put up out­side the scene in Lilac Place, where a 90-year-old woman was stabbed

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