Molly Morgan,81 suffered severe head injuries after being mugged and attacked from behind and was left lying on the pavement as she cried for help ignored by people who thought she was drunk.
It was 10 minutes before someone called an ambulance she was taken to hospital and died the following day from her injuries.
A post-mortem examination found cause of death was head injuries. She also suffered a broken arm and multiple fractures to the left hand side of her face during the attack.
Today her only daughter Hilary pleaded for anyone with information about the mugging in Harrow to come forward.
She said: 'My mum was so active and full of life. I still can’t believe she has been taken away from me. I am her only daughter and we were close
Mrs Morgan, who had lived in the area for more than 50 years, was on her way to Kenton Library in Harrow for a lecture when the attack happened.
While at hospital, Mrs Morgan told police that a man walked right past her and didn’t stop, even when she asked for help.
No one either thought she was in considerable pain or didn't want to get involved. Who wants to help a drunk on the street? or maybe that is just a handy excuse.
I have walked past men who are lying passed out on the street, really because they look like scummy drunks and I don't care. Once an old woman who was a street wino lay on the ground in a phone booth and cried out to me for help at 4 am as I walked by. I did help her up and walked her to the empty hoose she called home. I may be a cunt but I'm no a total cunt.