Amended: Appeal for items stolen in connection with murder investigation – Milton Keynes
Thursday 02 March 2017, 5:32pm
Thames Valley Police is releasing information about items stolen in connection with an ongoing murder investigation.
Hang Yin Leung, aged 64, became unwell following a burglary at her home in Orne Gardens, Bolbeck Park, Milton Keynes, at around 6pm on Tuesday 31 January and was admitted to hospital the following day. She sadly died in hospital on Saturday 11 February.
Further details of the incident are available in our previous press release.
A Home Office Post-Mortem examination took place on Thursday 16 February and, as a result, a murder investigation was launched.
Today (2/3) the Force is appealing for information about items stolen from Mrs Leung’s home.
Detective Superintendent Simon Steel, head of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime unit, said: “During the burglary an Oyster model gold Rolex watch, belonging to Mrs Leung’s husband, was stolen. Both Mrs Leung and her husband were former officers with Hong Kong Police. Her long service medal was stolen during the incident. The medal has a depiction of the Queen on one side and Hang Yin Leung’s rank and shoulder number WPC 15037 inscribed on the back.
“Have you been offered a gold men’s Rolex watch with the model number 68274 and serial number 8216199 or a Hong Kong Police long service medal or have you seen these items since 31 January? Please come forward to police if you have.
“I would also like to appeal to anyone who may have seen a vehicle containing up to six men being driven dangerously or erratically on the A413 or A418 between Milton Keynes and Aylesbury between about 6.30pm and 9.40pm on 31 January.”
Hong Kong identity cards belonging to Hang Yin Leung and her husband were also stolen, as was a Louis Vuitton handbag together with cash – sterling and Hong Kong dollars.
Some items belonging to Mrs Leung have been recovered in Aylesbury.
Det Supt Steel added: “I also need to hear from anyone who was in Aylesbury between about 6.30pm and 9.40pm on 31 January who may have seen items being thrown out of a vehicle travelling along Weedon Road. Mrs Leung’s purse and bank cards were found strewn across the pavement and into a garden in the Weedon Road and Cromwell Drive area.
“These criminals targeted a frail woman in her own home, a place she should have been safe. The group of burglars had a choice that night – they could have simply walked away once they realised the house was not empty but instead they chose to force their way in to a family home. They made a choice to use violence against Hang, who was a businesswoman, a wife, and a mother; stealing her possessions and her life.
“It is vitally important that you come forward if you have any information which could help our investigation.”
No one has been arrested in connection with the investigation.
Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 210 2/3.
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
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Notes for editors:
Amended: The model number and serial number of the watch have been amended.