54-year-old woman killed, husband injured by robber in Manchester | Loop Jamaica

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A woman was found dead and her spouse injured after an alleged attack was carried out by an intruder at their home in Blenheim district in Newport, Manchester on Friday night.

The deceased has been identified as 54-year-old Lorna Lake of Blenheim district in the parish.

Her common-law husband was treated at the hospital for the injuries sustained during the night’s onslaught, which reportedly began about 6:30 pm.

Preliminary police reports are that the couple was at home when a man entered and allegedly demanded money.

When his demands were not met, he tied up Lake and her spouse and took them outside to bushes, where they were severely beaten.

It is alleged that the woman’s spouse fell to the ground during the attack and pretended to be motionless. However, the intruder carried Lake to another section of the property.

Her spouse, meanwhile, struggled to the house and alerted the police.

The police arrived sometime later, and a search was conducted for Lake.

Her body was later found in bushes with what appeared to be a head wound and other injuries to her body.

She was pronounced dead at hospital.

The police are investigating the development.