Grandmother, 75, bled to death in her hospital bed after being sexually ... trends now
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
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