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Is a predatory killer stalking NHS wards? Police warn murderer 'may strike again' after grandmother, 75, bled to death in her hospital bed after being sexually assaulted  Valerie Kneale, 75, had bled to death due to being assaulted, possibly sexually  The grandmother had been sitting up and talking at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

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A grandmother who died while recovering from a stroke in hospital may have been murdered by a predator who could strike again, police warned.

Valerie Kneale, 75, had been sitting up and talking when relatives visited her at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Her grown-up children wanted to stay the night with her but medics said there was no need.

However, then she suffered a devastating second stroke and never regained consciousness.

After a post-mortem examination, it was discovered that she had bled to death due to being assaulted, possibly sexually.

Valerie Kneale, 75, died while recovering from a stroke in hospital may have been murdered by a predator who could strike again, police warned

Valerie Kneale, 75, died while recovering from a stroke in hospital may have been murdered by a predator who could strike again, police warned

Despite detectives interviewing thousands – including ward staff, patients and visitors – no one has been charged with the murder. Now a £20,000 reward has been offered to catch her killer.

Detective Chief Inspector Jill Johnston, of Lancashire Police, said: 'This may be at the hands of somebody who is a predator and who may have committed previous attacks of this nature and may continue to do

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