A reward of up to £5,000 (€6,000) is being offered for information on a “senseless” and “vicious” attack which has left a 94-year-old great grandmother in hospital in Britain.
Emma Winnall, from Moseley, Birmingham, was attacked in her bed while she slept last week, West Midlands Police believe.
A motive for the attack remains unclear and police believe nothing was stolen during the attack.
Yesterday her family made an emotional appeal for information to help find those responsible for the assault.
Her daughter Joyce Blencoe said: “It’s broken my heart to hear my frail and defenceless mum in hospital manage to say she was screaming for help and no one came.
“To see your mum viciously beaten and covered in blood is the most horrific nightmare,” she told reporters at a press conference yesterday afternoon.
Detectives believe Mrs Winnall was assaulted in her home in Pensby Close between 9pm on April 30 and 9am the next morning, when she was found by her carer.
Mrs Winnall, who suffered horrific injuries including a fractured skull and a partially severed finger, is in a stable condition in hospital following surgery.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the attack and several names have been put forward as potential suspects, West Midlands Police said.
The motive for the attack remains unclear, with detectives describing it as “senseless”.