UK - Julia James, 53, murdered, Snowdown, Kent, 27 April 2021 *ARREST*

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  1. tallmansix

    tallmansix Well-Known Member

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    Yes, this happened in a high profile gang related murder in Salford, the perpetrator had recorded the reconnaissance runs on their smart watch which helped with the conviction, but again is useless until the police actually get their hands on the perpetrator and their watch as there is no way of accessing that data without knowing who the perpetrator is.

    In fairness if a criminal is savvy enough to leave their phone at home for traceability reasons, they would also leave their watch behind.

    I have a GPS watch and it won't record my location and route unless I ask it to.
     


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    annpats Well-Known Member

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    Oh lordy, is it that bad up there? :eek:
    Not like Coronation Street at all then? :(
     
  3. Grouse

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    Yeah I was going to say, from people I know who have done this urbex thing, it's usually about a lot more than just sending drones over. Usually involves going into places (or scaling towers), often at night.
     
  4. ApparentlyInDenial

    ApparentlyInDenial Well-Known Member

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    guilty as charged :D
     
  5. SocksKitty

    SocksKitty Former Member

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    An interesting case of another PSCO murder and how it happened.
    29 July 2019, PCSO Alex Franklin, aged 52 – Northamptonshire Police: Died at home a few hours after sustaining injuries after being assaulted by several teenagers, this incident was also recorded and subsequently posted on Facebook. An investigation into his death is currently on going.
     
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  6. OrlandoJames

    OrlandoJames Well-Known Member

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    He wasn’t murdered.
     
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    I don't think anyone was ever arrested and charged but yes you are correct. If anything only a charge of manslaughter could ever be made. A very sad case where he had a suspected heart attack shortly after the event. I hope Julia wasn't set on in the same way by a group of people and one of them killed her. Julia was not in uniform though and as such could she still flash a police badge at people being anti social.
     
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  10. Lindsay Lou Who

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    I completely agree that working in a specialist area of policing such as domestic violence would put her at some risk. Male domestic violence perpetrators more often than not have a deep hatred for women.
    Has she helped someone escape a dv relationship and the dv perpetrator has managed to track her down? Wanted her to pay for "ruining" the relationship?
    I would definitely keep an open mind to a link to her profession.
    MOO
     
  11. kittythehare

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    We are offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information we exclusively receive – either online or by calling freephone 0800 555 111 – that leads to the arrest & conviction of the person behind the murder of PCSO Julia JAMES."

    Mick Duthie, Director of Operations at the charity Crimestoppers, said: "Crimestoppers is here to help people who – for whatever reason – won’t or can’t speak directly to the police, but want to do the right thing.

    "By contacting our charity with information, we guarantee that you will stay 100% anonymous. We’re not interested in who you are and will never ask for your details – all we want is information, however small, that might help find those behind

    "By contacting us, you can help – anonymously – to have the person behind Julia’s murder face up to the consequences of their violent actions and you may even prevent someone else from coming to harm. Our UK Contact Centre is open 24/7 on 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form.

    "The information we receive makes a huge difference in helping to keep communities safe, so even if what you know may seem insignificant, it could make all the difference."
    I was hoping for news today.
    It's a mystery, for sure.
    Glad Crimestoppers on board because it's unlikely this murderer left the murder scene without fairly heavily blood stained clothes.
    Hopefully somebody will respond now.




























     
  12. kittythehare

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    Good points, well made.
    The 'illegal immigrant' is a stretch and a half.
     
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    Two of JJ’s children also work in the police force, which also makes it possible the killing was a revenge attack for something either one of those were involved in. With so many in the family working in the police force, I can imagine they are quite well known in the community.

    I do question an organised crime perp to use blunt force trauma as a method of killing though MOO
     
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    If the perp did kill specifically JJ due to an prior incident relating to her being a police officer, they would have to be watching her to see where she regularly walked, and as she walked to the woodland, to be following minutes behind her because otherwise they would have to wait around the wood for hours each day until she arrived, without it seeming suspicious to other walkers, yet just 20 minutes standing in the woods can feel like a long time and any other walkers could have thwarted the plan.

    This is why I still lean towards a random and crazed attack, extremely violent and extremely quick. After the incident the perp probably walks away beelining through the fields away from the scene and into a parked car. They are likely familiar with the chillenden murder case and were emboldened by the fact it remains unsolved.
     
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    Officially, of course, the Chillenden murders are ‘solved’. In reality, probably not.
     
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    Maybe Julia witnessed something I. Her walk. A drug deal or some kind of illegal activity. As an officer she may have approached them, or intervened in some way. We don’t know that it was only one person. Maybe only one person struck her, but more than one could have been present.
    Moo
     
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    The area where Julia was found is apparently a popular route for locals walking their dogs or just taking a stroll. It would be a strange location to choose for a drug deal.

    I just keep coming back to the ferocity of the attack. The police have emphasised several times that Julia suffered “very significant head injuries”. It sounds like somebody hit her over and over again with extreme force. That sounds like deep hatred of women/sexual deviancy to me, not an interrupted drug dealer or a thwarted dognapper.
     
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    Kent police ask for help from forces across the country to help solve Julia James' murder | Daily Mail Online


    Chief Constable Alan Pughsley said the force does not know who the killer is, if they are a man or woman, what weapon was used nor what the motive was.

    When asked whether the killer had struck before, Chief Constable Pughsley said: 'I hope not.'

    Ms James was found bludgeoned to death in woodland with a 'severe traumatic injury' near her home in Snowdown, Kent, on Tuesday, April 27.

    The force yesterday expanded their search area around the small village and have been looking for clues at several locations including the woodland.
     
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