A 90-year-old woman is fighting for her life after a burglar brutally beat her as she lay in her own bed in the latest violent crime to hit lawless London.
Shocking photographs released by Iris Warner’s family reveal the horrific injuries inflicted on the pensioner, who can be seen writhing in pain in hospital with her entire face black and blue.
She woke to find the intruder looming over her, at which point he struck the mother-of-two over and over again before rifling through her belongings.
The ‘defenceless’ OAP was discovered on Monday afternoon, up to 48 hours after the attack, by her son Jeffrey Warner at her home in Brent, north west London.
Mrs Warner, who has been left with horrendous bruising down the entire length of her body, was so badly beaten over the head that she was drifting in and out of consciousness when found and cannot remember the man’s face.
It is the latest in a long line of violent assaults carried out in London this month, with crime figures on the rise across the capital.