POLICE are offering a reward of up to £20,000 in an attempt to catch the murderers of an elderly woman in Harrow.

This week detectives will hand out leaflets and speak to people in and around Streatfield Road where 81-year-old Molly Morgan was murdered three years ago.

Mrs Morgan was on her way to a lecture about Buildings in London at Kenton Library when she was attacked. Her handbag was pulled from her and she fell to the ground, sustaining a broken left arm and multiple fractures to the left side of her face.

She was taken to Northwick Park Hospital, but her condition deteriorated and she died the following day on January 16, 2009. A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as subdural haematoma.

Hilary Underwood, Mrs Morgan's daughter, said: "Three years after the death of my mother I am still struggling to come to terms with her tragic loss. Christmas is particularly hard for me to bear. It is such an important time for families.

“The anniversary of her death follows so soon after. It is hard to find peace when whoever killed her has not been found."

Police want to speak to anyone who saw two men or youths running along Streatfield Road immediately after the attack. One suspect was wearing grey jogging bottoms.

Anyone who saw Mrs Morgan’s handbag after the incident is also asked to notify police. The shoulder bag was brown with a leather-effect and contained an empty Sainsbury's carrier bag, an electrical extension lead and a brown and gold umbrella from Primark.

The cash reward will be given for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of those responsible.

To contact the police call 020 8358 0300, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.