Shock ‘killed raid woman’

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TRAGEDY Mau­reen Whale A WOMAN who col­lapsed af­ter her home was bur­gled could have died from shock, po­lice said.

Mau­reen Whale, 77, passed out on the phone to po­lice as the house was raided by two men while a third watched out­side.

The for­mer nurse, air host­ess, med­i­cal sec­re­tary and li­brar­ian had lived all her life in a small cot­tage in Bar­net, North Lon­don.

Det Chief Insp Noel McHugh said: “Her death is the con­se­quence of the bur­glary. It might be the shock that killed her.” A post mortem is be­ing held.

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