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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 January 2007, 15:24 GMT
Resort police hunt violent killer
Susan Grundy
Mrs Grundy is thought to have been attacked while walking home
A woman whose body was found near wheelie bins in Bridlington had suffered a "violent and horrific" attack, detectives have revealed.

Susan Jeanette Grundy, 56, of Wellington Road, was a widow who lived alone in the town, police said as they launched a murder inquiry on Wednesday.

Her body was found in Wellington Road at about 0800 GMT on Tuesday.

It is thought Ms Grundy was attacked as she walked home from the Prior John pub on the Promenade just after midnight.

Mrs Grundy is believed to have walked along Lansdowne Road, Travis Street and Wellington Road.

A post-mortem examination confirmed she died following a violent assault, Humberside Police said.

We have a large team of experienced detectives dedicated to investigating this horrific incident
Det Ch Insp Christine Kelk
Humberside Police

Det Ch Insp Christine Kelk, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "I urgently need to hear from anyone who might have seen or heard a disturbance in or around the area of Wellington Road in the early hours of Tuesday.

"It appears that the victim suffered a violent attack, probably in the street, and I urge anyone with information to contact us.

"We particularly need to hear from anyone who saw a woman in her 50's walking along Promenade, Lansdowne Road, Travis Street and Wellington Road around midnight or shortly afterwards.

"We are still in the very early stages of this inquiry. However, we have a large team of experienced detectives dedicated to investigating this horrific incident.

"The public can help us greatly by calling us with any information they might have, however insignificant it might seem to them."

It is believed Mrs Grundy may have had a black herring bone-patterned handbag with her on Monday evening, which has not been recovered.

It contained personal cards and papers, a black leather cigarette and lighter case and a small, black, horn-shaped pendant.


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