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

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  1. ApparentlyInDenial

    ApparentlyInDenial Well-Known Member

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    Yes I had that a couple of times when I lived in Surrey.
     
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    kittythehare Well-Known Member

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  3. ApparentlyInDenial

    ApparentlyInDenial Well-Known Member

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    Okie doke, point taken :p I'll keep an open mind to this, but I think the answer is more local.
     
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  4. Grouse

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    Yes one of the ones that called at our house said he was from Nottingham.

    So rather than a weapon, or stuff for sleeping rough, the bag might simply be full of dusters was my thought.
     
  5. ApparentlyInDenial

    ApparentlyInDenial Well-Known Member

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    The spot where that photo was taken is 1600 metres from the psychiatric hospital.
     
  6. Skigh

    Skigh Well-Known Member

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    If he has been out and about flogging dusters ,there will be plenty of people who have seen him and probably door cam images.
     
  7. sleuthheywood7

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    Just catching up on the thread so sorry if I'm asking something obvious - is this the photo of the male LE have released? And which hospital?
     
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    Does the fact they haven't released the individual's name mean they don't have a name or could they have it and be keeping it private for the time being?
     
  9. wednesday78

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    Do you mean this one?

    Although - always important to point out that the vast majority of people in psychiatric hospitals are far more likely to be a danger to themselves than they are to anybody else.
     
  10. Distant Observer

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    LE don't know who this man is but they say he will have crucial information which will help the enquiry. The mental hospital mentioned above is Cedar House Hospital which does care for some very vulnerable people.
     
  11. sleuthheywood7

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    Yep - and it looks like its low security from the article you linked as well. Obviously that doesn't rule out it being relevant but I completely agree with your point! JMO
     
  12. sleuthheywood7

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    Would the clarity of the image released by LE make it easy for them to use database searches etc? JMO
     
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    They've appealed for anyone to come forward that knows who he is.

    Doubtful he's been a patient of any local institutions if that's the case.
    I'd imagine that would've been researched prior to release.
     
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    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    Snipped from article above, posted by TexLil



    Addressing a press briefing in Folkestone on Friday afternoon, Assistant Chief Constable Richards told reporters: 'I'm not saying here and now that he is a suspect, but he is of crucial importance to the investigation.'

    Mr Richards also urged the public to get in touch if they have information.

    He said: 'Anybody who knows who that man is, we desperately need you to make contact with us and identify who that man is.

    'If this person is watching, please contact us, you have crucial information.'
     
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    Assistant chief constable Tom Richards said police “desperately needed to know” who the man in the picture is.
    He also urged anyone who had a “bad feeling” about something to get in touch, adding “we need to know about that”.
    I’m not saying here and now that he is a suspect, but he is of crucial importance to the investigation,” Mr Richards said.
    Mr Richards added that police had “many names” and were interested in “many individuals”.


    Julia James: Police say they are ‘desperately’ trying to identify man
     
  18. VixenLeaf

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    That was my first thought too

     
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    ACC Tom Richards was very specific in the news conference this afternoon not to call the person in a photo a "suspect" - he kept saying he believed the individual will have crucial evidence / vital for enquiry etc.

    When asked about approaching the suspect by press and whether he was a danger - again TR was elusive and said there was no known motive and that the public should contact police if they see him or know who he is.

    He wouldn't confirm the location of the photo or who took it etc other than it was in the already released boundaries of interest - ie the four roads main that outline the fields / woods near the murder.

    The map in some of the newspapers suggests Spinney Lane but the location marked doesn't seem to correspond with the Google street view, it is most likely around the intersection with Spinney Lane / Pond Lane / Adisham Road area but that's just based on some well researched comments above and my own scout of Google streets.
     
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    Thank you - great summary
     
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