Metropolitan Police Announcement On Margaret Hawkins Murder

LAWFUEL – The UK Legal Newswire – Officers investigating the murder of Margaret Hawkins are releasing an e-fit of man they would like to trace in connection with the incident.

The efit shows the first suspect, who from descriptions given by Margaret
and other witnesses could weigh up to 20-25 stone. Also released are two
computer drawings, which help to show the size of the suspects.

They are also keen to trace a red flat back van that was seen acting
suspiciously in Charterhouse Road area. The van, of the type used by
builders, was being driven slowly passed properties at around midday on the
Friday Margaret was killed.

A/DCI Russell Taylor, who is leading the investigation, said:

“Margaret’s death is being treated as murder and my team is dedicated to
bringing such contemptible people, who target vulnerable members of our
society, to justice.

“The people who commit crimes targeting people like Margaret are likely to
be known within the criminal circles, and I would appeal to this particular
community to contact us with information.

“One of the offenders is very large and he with his accomplice would have
caused great distress to Margaret as they forced her back in her home to
steal from her. I ask people to look at the efit and to contact us if they
recognise the person or if they were in the Charterhouse Road area on

Anyone who can assist should call the murder incident room on 020 8721 4155;
if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


We are appealing for witnesses and information after a pensioner in
Orpington died following an incident in her home- her death is being treated
as murder

Police were called at approx 14:00 on Fri. 16/11/07 by neighbours of
Margaret Hawkins to her home in Charterhouse Rd, Orpington.

It appears two men had forced their way into her home and pushed Margaret
onto a sofa, before making off with personal property and cash.

Margaret, who was in her eighties, sought help from neighbours, who alerted
police and ambulance.

Shortly after officers arrived her condition deteriorated and she was taken
by ambulance to Princess Royal University Hospital (Orpington) where she
died on 18.11.07. [We await confirmation of her date of birth]

A post mortem concluded that her death was as a direct result of the
incident on Friday 16.11.07.

An incident room has opened at Sutton under A/DCI Russell Taylor [HSCC]

The suspects are both described as white and approx 25-40 ys.

Suspect 1: very heavily built/overweight, with brown cropped hair and a
swept fringe. He wore a white or light grey T-shirt and dark jogging

Suspect 2: slim to medium build, with brown hair. He wore a dark T-shirt and
dark jogging bottoms.

Anyone who can assist should call the incident room on 020 8721 4155; if you
wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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