British woman is killed and her husband left for dead after South African robbers torture them for hours with a blowtorch

A British woman has been horrifically murdered and her husband left for dead in an attack described as ‘pure and hateful and pointless torture’.

The couple were asleep in bed on their farm in South Africa when three men broke in through a window at 2am and tied the terrified Brits up.

The gang, who struck at their home in Dullstroom in Mpualanga province, refused to believe Sue Howarth, 64, and husband Robert Lynn, 66, did not have a safe.

The pair were tied up and tortured with a blowtorch at their remote farm 150 miles from Pretoria.