Victim of heartless thugs laid to rest

A TERMINALLY-ILL woman who was attacked in her own Dewsbury Moor home has been laid to rest.

Michelle Goodhall, 36, died last month after a failed lung transplant a year ago.

Last November she was pushed over by thugs who stole £7,000 she had saved for her own funeral.

Police are still hunting the culprits who struck twice at her home on Moorside Avenue.

Michelle was told last year she had probably 12 months to live due to a serious lung problem.

Despite a double transplant her respiratory system was failing, leaving her wheelchair-bound and on oxygen.

Thieves targeted Michelle’s home twice in 48 hours for cash kept in a bedroom.

In the second incident, her head was pushed against a wall by two raiders who left her terrifed.

Michelle’s funeral took place on Wednesday at Dewsbury Moor Crematorium after she passed away on May 16.

Husband John said Michelle never got over the trauma of being attacked in her own home.

He added: “The money we lost has never been replaced but we managed to sort out a proper funeral for Michelle.

“We thought we lost her in March when she spent five weeks in Kirkwood Hospice, but she did rally and was home for a few more weeks.”

The cost of the funeral was covered by the National Federation of Funeral Directors.

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