Leeds & West Yorkshire

Bradford woman dies after youths attack her home

Joyce Moulson
Image caption Mrs Moulson collapsed after stones were thrown at her home

An elderly woman has died after a group of teenagers threw stones at her home, smashing a glass door panel.

Joyce Moulson collapsed about 10 minutes after youths attacked her home on Fair Road, in the Wibsey area of Bradford, on Tuesday night.

The 84-year-old died later at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

West Yorkshire Police said four boys, two aged 12 and two aged 13, had been arrested and were being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter.

A friend and close neighbour of Mrs Moulson's, who asked not to be named, said she was "helpful, chatty and always had time for you and a tale to tell".

'Quite scary'

Nicola Taylor, 29, who lives on the other side of the road, said: "It's devastating. She must've been really, really scared.

"There's always a lot of kids hanging round on the corner.

"It's quite scary. We were really worried when we heard what had happened."

Julie Taylor, who owns a shop near Mrs Moulson's house, said: "Youths are always jumping on the wall outside her house and in the garden. Some of them have no respect."

Det Ch Insp Simon Atkinson said: "We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour at any level in Bradford and we are determined to bring those responsible to justice."

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