Detectives were given more time to interview a man arrested in connection with the murder of police community support officer Julia James.

Ms James was found dead in Akholt Wood near her home in Snowdown, Kent on April 27.

The 53-year-old suffered serious head injuries while walking her dog Toby, who was found unharmed by her side.

Kent Police arrested a man in his 20s from the Canterbury area on Friday evening.

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Forensic officers searched a property in Aylesham, Kent

The force has now been granted a 36-hour extension to hold the man in custody, which will last until Monday evening.

Forensic officers searched a property in Aylesham, Kent.

Police told Sky News it was “related to investigations into the murder investigation of Julia James.”

The National Crime Agency has said it supports the Kent Police investigation into Ms James’ murder, adding that it has pledged to “seek justice for Julia”.

Crimestoppers have offered a reward of up to £ 10,000 for information leading to the conviction of their killer.

Julia James in an image released by Kent Police
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Police released a picture of Ms James in the clothes she wore before she was killed

Police last week released an image of Ms James in the clothes she wore before she was killed.

The photo showed her walking her Jack Russell while wearing a light blue waterproof coat, blue jeans and dark brown Wellington-style boots.

Police said it was the same clothes, other than gloves, that she wore on the day she died.

Anyone with information about Ms James’ murder is urged to contact Kent Police on 0800 0514 526.

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Source: news.sky.com
This notice was published: 2021-05-09 12:24:00