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Michael Winner's widow attacked during raid on her home

Michael Winner's widow, Geraldine Winner, is recovering after being attacked in her home by two intruders. A man and a women broke into the pensioner's house in Knightsbridge, central London, at around 10pm on Friday evening. During the three hour raid, they beat 77-year-old Geraldine with an iron bar and stole a number of items, according to police.Geraldine is now in a stable condition, and was seen returning home on Sunday after an overnight stay in hospital.


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Michael Winner's widow Geraldine Winner was attacked in her home on Friday night

Without naming Mrs Winner, a police spokesman confirmed that officers had been called at around 2am on Saturday following a report of aggravated burglary."Two suspects – a male and a female – forced their way into the home of a woman in her 70s and assaulted her with an iron bar before stealing a number of items at approximately 10pm on Friday," he said."It is believed the suspects left between 1am and 2am on October 10. The woman was taken to a west London hospital by ambulance and is in a stable condition. Inquiries continue. There have been no arrests."

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Michael and Geraldine pictured on their wedding day, alongside Michael Caine and wife Shakira

Michael Winner made more than 30 films in his lifetime, including the blockbuster Death Wish series. He later reinvented himself as a restaurant critic, writing a column for the Sunday Times titled Winner's Dinners.He and Geraldine first met in the late 1950s, but weren't married until 2011. She nursed him through a long battle with liver disease until his death, aged 77, in January 2013.Paying tribute to her husband at the time, Geraldine said: "Michael was a wonderful man, brilliant, funny and generous. A light has gone out in my life."

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