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84 year-old woman dies through shock

Title
84 year-old woman dies through shock
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
18 May 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:03:27
Description
An 84 year-old Wolverhampton woman, Mrs Kate Willits, has died through shock due to the actions of two young boy aged four and six. It was reported on local radio that she was battered to death, but this was subsequently found to be untrue. The two boys will not be charged but the families have been advised that a move would be beneficial. Interviews with Geoff Webster, social services spokesman, and Ken Purchase, the town’s housing chairman. Male reporter not identified. Broadcast on Beacon Radio.
Contributors
Geoff Webster; Ken Purchase; Beacon Radio
Keywords
Deaths; Crime; Social problems; Elderly; Homicide; Children (age group); Policing practice; Juvenile delinquency; Wolverhampton; Shock; Kate Willits

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