Emma Winnall's daughter, Joyce Blencoe
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Attack on my 93-year-old mother 'broke my heart'

8 May 2012 Last updated at 16:57 BST

The family of a 93-year-old Birmingham woman who was battered in her own bed has appealed for help to catch her attacker.

Emma Winnall sustained multiple injuries including a fractured skull and a broken arm after last week's assault.

Speaking at a news conference, her daughter, Joyce Blencoe, said what had happened to her mother had ''broken'' her heart.

She added that the attack was a "horrific nightmare" and appealed for anyone with information to contact police.