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Julia James dies: man charged with murder of police community support worker in Kent | UK News

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Police Community Support Officer Julia James in Kent.

Callum Wheeler, of Aylesham, is scheduled to appear at Medway Magistrates Court on Tuesday via video conference.

The body of Mrs. James was discovered in Akholt Wood near his home in Snowdown on April 27.

The PCSO, 53, suffered serious head injuries while walking his dog Toby, who was found unharmed by his side.

Julia James in an image released by Kent Police
Ms James wore the same clothes as in this photo when she died

Kent Police arrested Wheeler on Friday evening.

The force had been granted a 36-hour extension to continue to keep him in detention, which lasted until Monday evening.

The National Crime Agency supports the Kent Police investigation into Ms James’ murder, adding that they have 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.

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

The photo showed her in a light blue waterproof coat, blue jeans and dark brown Wellington-style boots, as she walked with her Jack Russell.

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

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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 16:27:00