A man is wanted by police in connection to a robbery which saw an 84-year-old woman die three days after the attack.

Joyce Burgess was at her home in Loop Road, Woking, on July 7 when she was attacked and had her handbag stolen.

Ms Burgess sadly died on July 10 due to coronary and valvular heart disease, bronchial pneumonia and emphysema.

Surrey Police now wish to speak with Epsom man Johnny Brazil in relation to this robbery and a string of other burglaries.

Superintendent Graham Barnett said:

“We have been carrying out a large number of enquiries in the last week and now need to find Johnny Brazil.

"We have been trying to contact him without any luck and now need the public’s help to find him.

“He is wanted in connection with the robbery of Joyce Burgess, three other burglaries in Woking and a separate robbery in the Epsom area.

“If you do see him please let us know immediately, rather than attempt to approach him yourself. Any information on his whereabouts could be extremely valuable."

On July 18, Mr Brazil was arrested in connection with the offences but was released under investigation.

“In situations where people are arrested we have to be confident that we have enough evidence to approach the Crown Prosecution Service to get a charging decision for the matter to then go to court," Supt Barnett said.

“In cases where there is, at that particular stage, not enough evidence to gain a charge, we have little option other than to release an individual from custody, whilst we continue to gather more evidence.”

If you have any information, you are asked to call 101 and ask for Surrey Police and quote the reference number PR/45180072321.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and report any information in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.