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Daughter of battered dementia victim speaks out

PUBLISHED: 17:24 18 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:45 18 March 2015

Zallu Hassan, 83, who suffers from Alzheimer’s was left with horrific injuries from the attack.

Zallu Hassan, 83, who suffers from Alzheimer’s was left with horrific injuries from the attack.

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An 83-year-old who suffered horrific injuries is still recovering in hospital after her Gants Hill home was burgled.

Zallu Hassan, 83, who suffers from Alzheimer’s was left with horrific injuries from the attack.Zallu Hassan, 83, who suffers from Alzheimer’s was left with horrific injuries from the attack.

Tulay Ahmadi said she found her mother Zallu Hassan covered in bruises and blood after thugs ransacked her home in Eastern Avenue.

She told the Recorder: “She also has bruises all over the right side of her body, probably where the thugs were kicking her.

“Her facial injuries we suspect were caused by them stamping on my mother’s face. It’s just disgusting and horrific.”

Ms Ahmadi said the family were offering a £10,000 reward for any information that will lead to an arrest and conviction.

Zallu Hassan, 83, who suffers from Alzheimer’s was left with horrific injuries from the attack.Zallu Hassan, 83, who suffers from Alzheimer’s was left with horrific injuries from the attack.

Zallu was left by a family member safe and well on Monday at about 6pm and was found the next morning with these severe facial injuries, with the house ransacked.

It is thought the burglary happened between 6pm on Monday and 8am on Tuesday.

The victim is in a stable condition at an east London hospital where she is being treated.

Det Sgt Jim Casey said: “This was a vicious and cowardly attack on a vulnerable elderly lady and I would appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious on Eastern Avenue near to the junction of Ashurst Drive between these times to come forward and help us with our enquires.”

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should call Redbridge Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Read the full interview with Tulay and see exclusive pictures in tomorrow’s Recorder.


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