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Murder appeal one year on
Gladys Godfrey
Ms Godfrey was attacked and raped in her own home
Police are appealing for the killer of a pensioner to give himself up.

The appeal was made on the first anniversary of the death of Gladys Godfrey, 87 who was brutally attacked and raped in her own home.

A neighbour called police after discovering her bungalow on the Ladybrook Estate in Mansfield, had been ransacked.

The OAP's body was then discovered by officers.

Detectives say they believe the same man who broke into her home 18 months before she died is responsible for her death.

'Slightest thing'

Her niece Sandra Pearson made an appeal: "I just hope somebody out there, if they know the slightest little thing, even if they think it is not important or irrelevant, then please come forward."

Despite appeals on the BBC's Crimewatch UK television programme and local men undergoing DNA tests, Nottinghamshire police have failed to establish any major leads.

Older residents in the surrounding area have been issued with free burglar and personal alarms in an attempt to reassure them.

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