An elderly woman has died after being attacked in her own home.

At around 5.30pm on July 7 in Loop Road, Woking, a man entered the home of 84-year-old Joyce Burgess.

He then stole her handbag and attacked her, resulting in the fatal injuries. He left the property and got into a white vehicle.

The man has been described as white, of a slim build, around 5ft 8 to 6ft tall, light brown hair with curtains at the front. He was clean shaven and spoke with an English accent.

 Detectives are now appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have information.

Detective Sergeant Adam Tatton said: “There will be a visible police presence in the area over the coming days to continue enquiries, reassure the community and offer support and advice.

“I urge anyone who may have any information that could assist our investigation to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference PR/45180072321.”

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.