"I ask you to remember her as someone that is bubbly and energetic, as they way she would want to be remembered"

A 64-year-old Chinese mother has been killed during a burglary in the UK.

As reported by ITV, the incident took place on 31 January in Milton Keynes. Hang Yin Leung was at home by herself when six men burgled her house at Orne Gardens in Bolbeck Park. One man knocked on her door before the other men barged in and ransacked the house. Mrs Leung was knocked to the floor and held to the ground by one of the men.

Mrs Leung died several days after the incident.

The man who initially knocked on the door is described as:

  • White
  • 6ft 2 ins
  • Large build, with a wide face
  • Wore a baby blue sweater with a high neck, jeans and fingerless gloves.

Police are treating the investigation as a murder case not just a burglary case.

Mrs Leung’s son, Keith Leung is appealing for more information to track down his mother’s killers, urging anyone who knows what happened to come forward.

“It is not right that she should pass away in such a manner,” said Leung, “I ask you not to remember her as a victim, or a burden on society. I ask you to remember her as someone that is bubbly and energetic, as they way she would want to be remembered.”

“Please if you have any information on the events that happened on 31 January, please contact Crimestoppers or Thames Valley Police.”

Amongst the items stolen was a £8000 1991 Oyster model Rolex watch and a long service medal from the Hong Kong police where Mrs Leung worked for many years.

Detective Superintendent Simon Steel from Thames Valley Police said, “This is a despicable crime – an elderly lady home alone. If you have been offered any of these items, please do let us know. If you have any information on who has done this, please come forward.”

If you have any information which could assist the investigation, please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 1201 31/1.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.