MONDAY marks the 10 year anniversary of the death of an 87-year-old woman who was violently mugged on the streets of Old Hall.

The killer who attacked Dorothy Anderton for her handbag yards from her Cavendish Close home has never been caught.

Police are no closer to finding who is responsible and are reappealing for witnesses.

DI Matt Durcan, of Cheshire Police, said: “There has been no change in the investigation.

“It is still an offence that we would really like to progress and bring to a conclusion for the peace of mind of the family, to know that someone who was out there committed a very unpleasant offence.”

The vulnerable pensioner was mugged on November 13 2001 two doors from her own home.

Her handbag, containing £400 in cash, was grabbed from behind and she fell backwards breaking a hip and wrist.

She had been saving the money to buy new false teeth.

Dorothy never recovered from her injuries and after spending four months in hospital including her 87th birthday, she died.

DI Durcan said a lack of witnesses to the mugging has hindered the investigation.

He believes that someone could hold a crucial clue that could lead to an arrest.

“There is the possibility this is a local person, a kid who didn’t know the consequences of what they were doing, or a desperate drug user,” said the police inspector.

“As it happened next to the motorway it could be a regional criminal.

“This is the type of offence that people get vilified for in the community.

“It’s going to be on somebody’s conscience somewhere that this old lady suffered serious injuries and passed away in hospital.

“That somebody will have information that is vital for us to continue with this investigation.”

A man was arrested for the mugging at the time but was never charged.

Dorothy’s killer is described as aged between 17 and 30, and of slim build.

Anyone with information can call DI Durcan on 101.