Police have today released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the assault and robbery of a 76-year-old former Keynsham teacher at her home.
Jean Taylor is still recovering from the prolonged attack at her home in Green Street in Totterdown at around 2pm on Tuesday 28th January. A shocking picture showing Miss Taylor with blood pouring from her wounds was released by police in the wake of the robbery.
Investigator Paul Hopes said: “We have obtained CCTV footage of a man walking along Green Street around the time of the incident and we are very keen to identify who it is.
“While it is not possible to see his face, I would like the public to look closely at his clothing. He is described as wearing a grey hooded top, a baseball cap, faded blue jeans and dark shoes.
“I would appeal to the person in the image to come forward, or if anyone thinks they know who it is, please let us know as soon as possible.”
He added that Miss Taylor, a former English teacher at Wellsway School, had been “overwhelmed” by the support of the local community, who have donated flowers, gifts and even raised money for her.
“It’s heart-warming to know Jean has such support after going through this horrible ordeal.”
People are reminded that there is a reward of up to £3,000 being offered by the charity Crimestoppers for information given to them via their telephone number 0800 555 111, which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.