Twelfth anniversary of the murder of Doncaster woman Nora Tait

Detectives investigating the death of Doncaster grandma Nora Tait, who was bludgeoned to death in her own home, are appealing for witnesses to come forward on the anniversary of her death. 

Today (Thursday 12 October), marks 12-years since 69-year-old Nora was killed at her home in Hexthorpe and detectives remain committed to finding answers for Nora’s family, who continue to grieve for her today.

Nora was last seen on October 12, 2005, in Doncaster just before officers believe she bought fish and chips from a local takeaway. 

A close friend found her body a day later on October 13 at her home in Stone Close Avenue. Her fish and chip dinner lay untouched on the dining room table.

Officers investigating her death believe she was killed on October 12.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Tate, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “12-years on, we are still very much committed to finding answers for Nora’s family and bringing her killer to justice.

“I believe the answers as to what happened to Nora and who killed her lies within the local community and I’m grateful for everyone who has come forward with information since her death.

“I do believe there are people who have information who have not yet spoken to us and I’d like to appeal directly to those people to please get in touch with us.

“If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can also give information anonymously to Crimestoppers.

“Nora’s family deserve answers as to what happened to their mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.”

 The weapon used to attack Nora has never been found and the only item thought to have been taken from her home was a small black leather purse containing some cash, which has also never been recovered.

DCI Tate added: “Over the course of 12-years, officers have followed up more than 3,000 actions/lines of inquiry, in addition to speaking to hundreds of witnesses.

“We are hopeful that someone reading this, who may know what happened to Nora or who is responsible for her death, will come forward and give us that vital piece of information we need to identify her killer.

“Please, get in touch with us so we can give her family some peace and bring those responsible for her death to justice.”

If you have any information, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.