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Britain’s top 15 unsolved murders which are baffling police

While their killers are still potentially walking the streets the victims’ heartbroken loved ones are left without answers.

Despite long-running police investigations, brutal murders, some of which span back to the 1970s, are still baffling police. 

MailOnline casts an eye on the top 15 murders in the UK in an effort to try and help bring their killers to justice.

 Jill Dando

Crimewatch presenter Jill Dando was shot dead outside her flat in Fulham, West London, in 1999

Perhaps one of the most famous unsolved cases is the murder of Jill Dando.

The former Crimewatch presenter was shot dead aged 37 outside her flat in Fulham, West London in 1999.

Miss Dando, was shot once in the head. Neighbours found her slumped against her front door in a pool of blood.

A blue Range Rover that had been parked on the street where Jill lived Gowan Avenue was captured on CCTV was captured driving away at speed from the murder scene. 

The murder prompted an enormous inquiry by Scotland Yard and resulted in unemployed loner Barry George being jailed for her murder in July 2001.

He was granted a retrial on appeal, and received a unanimous acquittal by a jury in August 2008 after a retrial. 

Jill's murder prompted an enormous inquiry by Scotland Yard and resulted in unemployed loner Barry George (pictured) being jailed for her murder in July 2001. He was later acquitted of her murder

Jill’s murder prompted an enormous inquiry by Scotland Yard and resulted in unemployed loner Barry George (pictured) being jailed for her murder in July 2001. He was later acquitted of her murder

It has long been suspected that the 38-year-old died at the hands of a professional assassin. 

The Metropolitan Police have not been able to crack the case in almost a decade since George’s release.

The Metropolitan Police said in a recent statement: ‘The Metropolitan Police Service fully investigated the circumstances into the murder of Jill Dando.

‘Two trials took place and the investigation was subject to an internal review.

‘If any new information comes to our attention then this will be investigated.’

Suzy Lamplugh     

Suzy Lamplugh, 25, disappeared after leaving her office to show a man known only as 'Mr Kipper' around a house in Fulham, west in 1986.

John Cannan, pictured, who is suspected of killing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, has always denied involvement

Estate agent Miss Lamplugh, 25, (left) disappeared in 1986, having left her West London offices to meet a mystery client known only as Mr Kipper, whom police believe is convicted killer John Cannan (right)

Suzy Lamplugh, 25, disappeared after leaving her office to show a man known only as ‘Mr Kipper’ around a house in Fulham, west London in 1986.

Her Ford Fiesta car was recovered on the day she went missing, about a mile away. She was declared dead, presumed murdered, eight years late in 1994. 

She was last spotted by an eyewitness arguing with a man on Shurrold Road in Fulham before getting in a car with him.

Convicted sex killer John Cannan, who has been interviewed several times in connection with the case, remains a prime suspect in the investigation into Suzy’s detah.

Three days before she vanished Cannan was released from a hostel at Wormwood Scrubs Prison, where he had been serving a six-year sentence for rape.

He was jailed for life in 1989 for the rape and murder of newlywed Shirley Banks in Bristol.

The spotlight was shone most recently on Cannan in October this year when detectives pulled up a patio at his mother Sheila’s former home in Sutton Coldfield. 

Police  searched the old iron corrugated garage at  the former home of John Cannan's mother Sheila's in Sutton Coldfield

Police searched the old iron corrugated garage at  the former home of John Cannan’s mother Sheila’s in Sutton Coldfield

At the time, the suburban home’s current owner, revealed that 15 years ago a police team spent six months searching the patio at the other end of the same backyard. 

Despite a search of the property lasting around two weeks, no evidence was recovered.  

Cannan is still seeing out his rape and murder sentence, but he cannot face trial for Suzy’s murder while her body is still missing. 

Eve Stratford

Eve Stratford, who worked as a bunny girl at the Playboy Club in London’s Park Lane, was raped and killed in her home on the evening of March 18, 1975

She was found with her throat slashed by her boyfriend Tony Priest, the lead singer with the pop band Onyx.

The 22-year-old glamour model’s throat had been slashed between eight and 12 times.

Detectives believe she may have known her killer and invited him into the flat she shared with Tony. 

Six months after Eve’s death, Lynne Weedon, 16, was brutally attacked and raped in an alleyway near her home in Hounslow at 11pm on September 3. She died after being found barely alive at an electricity sub station the next day.

Former Met Police detective Colin Sutton believes a third woman, Lynda Farrow – who was knifed to death in her home four years later in 1979 – was also a victim of the same killer. 

Eve and Lynne’s murders were linked in 2007 after matching DNA was discovered on the victims, who did not know each other. 

The Met Police have confirmed that there are no recent updates into her death. 

Eve Stratford was found with her throat slashed on the evening of March 18, 1975 by her boyfriend Tony Priest, the lead singer with the pop band Onyx

This map shows the three unsolved murders all took place in close proximity  - police  believe all three were victims of the same killer

This map shows the three unsolved murders all took place in close proximity  – police  believe all three were victims of the same killer

Melanie Hall       

Melanie Hall, 25, disappeared on a night out in Bath, Somerset, in 9 June 1996 and her remains were found dumped by a motorway 13 years later by a workman clearing undergrowth.

Miss Hall, a clerical worker at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, Somerset, vanished after spending an evening at Cadillacs nightclub in the city.

She was last seen at 1.10am sitting on a stool on the edge of the dance floor at the nightclub in Walcot Street which has since been renamed ClubXL.

In March 2014, police appealed for information about a White Golf GTi with links to the Pentwn area of Cardiff which they thought has significance to the inquiry. 

 A 45-year-old man, who has not been identified, was arrested on suspicion of her murder in June 2016 after voluntarily attending a police station in Wiltshire, asking to speak to the inquiry team.

But police announced in September the same year that he had been released without charge.

His arrest came after Melanie’s parents offered £50,000 of their own money as a reward for information on the 20th anniversary of her death.

Melanie Hall, 25, disappeared on a night out in Bath, Somerset, in June 1996 and her remains were found by dumped by a motorway 13 years later

Detective Superintendent Sarah Davenport of Avon and Somerset Police appealed for information into her murder in a recent statement. 

The statement read: ‘Unsolved murder cases are never closed. 

‘They are subject to regular reviews to check whether new techniques, such as advances in DNA technology, can be used to generate further lines of enquiry. 

‘We’re extremely grateful to the public for any help they can provide us and we often receive calls with new information, even on some of our oldest unsolved cases. 

‘The disappearance and murder of Melanie Hall remains unsolved. Her killer or killers need to be brought to justice to help give her family some form of closure. 

‘I would urge anyone with information on who killed Melanie, or why she was killed, to come forward now. 

‘Even the most seemingly insignificant piece of information could be the key to solving this case.’

Debbie Linsley

Debbie Linsley, 26, was found dead on March 23, 1988 on a train travelling from Orpington in Bromley, Greater London, when it arrived at London Victoria station.

Ms Linsley, a hotel manager in Edinburgh, had been visiting her parents and brother Gordon ahead of his wedding.

She boarded the train at Petts Wood, south-east London, and sat in an old-fashioned six-person compartment with doors at each side of the carriage.

Debbie Linsley, 26, was found dead on March 23, 1988 on a train travelling from Orpington in Bromley, Greater London, when it arrived at London's Victoria station

Debbie Linsley, 26, was found dead on March 23, 1988 on a train travelling from Orpington in Bromley, Greater London, when it arrived at London’s Victoria station

A French au pair is said to have heard screaming after the train left Brixton in south London.

It arrived at platform 2 and at around 2.50pm her body was discovered on the floor by British Rail staff.  

She is believed to have been murdered with a 5in to 7in knife which was never recovered by police.

More than 1,200 statements were taken and over 650 people eliminated as potential suspects during the investigation.

Debbie Linsley, 26, was found dead on March 23 1988 on a train travelling from Orpington in Bromley, Greater London, when it arrived at London Victoria station (pictured)

Debbie Linsley, 26, was found dead on March 23 1988 on a train travelling from Orpington in Bromley, Greater London, when it arrived at London Victoria station (pictured)

She tried to fight off her attacker and police recovered a full DNA profile of the killer from blood traces at the scene.

It did not match any records on the national DNA database and Metropolitan Police detectives put out a fresh appeal to try and identify her killer in March this year.

They conducted a ‘familial search’ to try to identify anyone who may be related to the suspect.

They also urged members of the public to think back to the time of her murder to see if they knew anything. 

Despite their efforts police have still been unable to catch her killer and there are no fresh updates on her murder.  

Valerie Graves 

On December 30,  2013, 55-year-old mother Valerie Graves was found brutally murdered in her bedroom at the £1.6 million house in Bosham, West Sussex, she was house sitting for friends.

She died just days after celebrating her birthday at the mansion – with her mother Eileen, her sister Jan and her sister’s partner Nigel Acres.

She was house sitting for family friends, the Chamberlains who were on holiday in Costa Rica.

Although no signs of a struggle were found, a post mortem revealed that she had suffered severe head injuries after being hit with a claw hammer around midnight.

Valerie Graves was found brutally murdered in her bedroom at the £1.6 million house in , Bosham, West Sussex, she was house sitting for friends.

Valerie Graves was found brutally murdered in her bedroom at the £1.6 million house in , Bosham, West Sussex, she was house sitting for friends.

The weapon was found 600 metres from the house. 

Most traces of evidence had been washed away by water apart from Valerie’s DNA and a partial profile which indicate that the suspect was a man.  

But no match for this profile has been found and her killer has not been found despite a £10,000 reward for information being offered up by police. 

The claw hammer which was used to murder Valerie Graves was found 600 metres from the home

The claw hammer which was used to murder Valerie Graves was found 600 metres from the home

‘Detective superintendent Jason Taylor told the MailOnline: ‘Officers and staff from the investigation team remain determined to find Valerie’s killer and get justice for her and her family and we continue to do everything reasonably possible to achieve this.

‘We are still offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Valerie’s killer and I would ask anyone who has information to contact police.’ 

Alistair Wilson    

Mr Wilson was shot twice in the head and once in the body, leaving his wife and children left without a husband and father 

Mr Wilson was shot twice in the head and once in the body, leaving his wife and children left without a husband and father 

Alistair Wilson spent Sunday, November 28 2004, taking a stroll along the Scottish coast with his wife Veronica.  

After returning home, he had dinner and tucked his two young boys into bed.

But hours later a strange man came to the door asking to speak to the 30-year-old banker.

Mr Wilson was shot twice in the head and once in the body, leaving his wife and children left without a husband and father.

Baffled police have have yet been unable to solve the murder but in December 2016 they revealed more about the gun that was use to kill Alistair.  

A gun, identical to the 1920s Haenel Schmeisser that killed him, turned up at a local house clearance sale.

A gun, identical to the 1920s Haenel Schmeisser that killed Alistair (pictured), turned up at a local house clearance sale

A gun, identical to the 1920s Haenel Schmeisser that killed Alistair (pictured), turned up at a local house clearance sale

At the time a caller rang a radio station saying they know more information about the crime.

Haenel Schmeisser are rarely found in the UK, and there have only been 13 of them recovered there since 2008. 

Police believe that soldiers may have brought the guns back to the UK following the Second World War.

Baffled police have as yet been unable to solve the murder but in December 2016 they revealed more about the gun that was use to kill Alistair. Pictured, forensic police officers at Alistair's home after his brutal murder 

Baffled police have as yet been unable to solve the murder but in December 2016 they revealed more about the gun that was use to kill Alistair. Pictured, forensic police officers at Alistair’s home after his brutal murder 

 Paul Savage

Postman Paul Savage was brutally beaten to death with a wooden baton as he carried out his delivery round around 7.15am on February 4, 2003.

The postman’s body was only discovered when the owner of a property in Mold, Wales went to his car a short while later.   

He had been repeatedly beaten around the head so violently that the base of his skull was crushed.   

Postman Paul Savage was brutally beaten to death with a wooden baton as he carried out his delivery round around 7.15am on February 4, 2003

Postman Paul Savage was brutally beaten to death with a wooden baton as he carried out his delivery round around 7.15am on February 4, 2003

Two young men wearing hooded tops were seen running away from the spot where Mr Savage was found lying beside his bike in the snow with his mailbag 

Police learnt, Paul, originally from Sale, Greater Manchester, had a lengthy criminal record stretching back some ten years.  

It was discovered he had been jailed for nine months for possession of drugs with intent to supply after being caught with cannabis worth more than £1 million.

Upon his release from prison he left North Wales for Mold with his wife Charlotte and four-year-old daughter. 

North Wales Police carried out a full investigation, that lasted until 2009, and made a fresh appeal for witnesses in May this year.

The force said there have been no recent updates into Paul’s murder.

Julia Webb 

Middle-aged mother, Julia Webb was bludgeoned to death in woods near her home in Sandiway, Cheshire as she walked her labrador in February 2005.

Puzzled as to why his mother did not return home, her son, Christopher, went looking for her on his bike.  

He spotted the labrador who led him to his mother’s body.

Police launched a massive manhunt for her killer and offered a £30,000 reward for information about them.

The force is still attempting to trace two men seen in the area at the time of Julia’s death – an older man with a red walking stick and a ‘George Michael’ lookalike with designer stubble, driving a silver Ford Orion. 

Middle-aged mum Julia Webb was bludgeoned to death in woods near her home

Middle-aged mum Julia Webb was bludgeoned to death in woods near her home

 Lyn Bryant

Lyn Bryant, 55, was killed as she walked her family’s rescue dog Jay near her home in Ruan High Lanes, Cornwall, in October 1998.

At the time, her daughters Lee and Erin were aged 21 and 19, and her grandson Keelan was 10 months old.

A motorist saw Lyn talking to a clean-shaven man at the junction by a chapel.

Soon after, Mrs Bryant’s body was found lying in the gateway to a field on a road between the chapel and Treviles Manor. 

Lyn Bryant, 55, was killed as she walked the family’s rescue dog Jay near her home in Ruan High Lanes, Cornwall 

On the 20th anniversary of her death, Lyn's family appealed for answers about her murder. Pictured, Mrs Bryant´s car

On the 20th anniversary of her death, Lyn’s family appealed for answers about her murder. Pictured, Mrs Bryant´s car

Aerial view showing where Mrs Bryant´s body was discovered (Devon and Cornwall Police/PA)

Aerial view showing where Mrs Bryant´s body was discovered (Devon and Cornwall Police/PA)

On the 20th anniversary of her death in October this year, her family appealed for answers about her murder.

The appeal has so far generated 27 new leads involving 13 people. 

 Stuart Ellis, of Devon and Cornwall Police, who is leading the investigation praised the response to the appeal.

He said: ‘We are extremely grateful for the support from the public which has generated 27 new viable lines of enquiry. From that we have the names of 13 people who require further investigation and we may be asking them for a DNA sample for elimination purposes.

‘Officers will now be pursuing all of those lines of enquiry. Our previous work to check individuals, both local and from around the UK, against our partial DNA profile will also continue for months to come. We have had a very positive reaction from those we have already approached for DNA during the investigation and we hope that co-operation continues.’

Mrs Bryant’s daughter Lee Taylor, now 41, said: ‘Obviously the longer it has gone on the less hopeful we’ve become until recently.

‘Twenty years is a long time. A lot has changed in our family, a lot she’s missed out on. Four grandchildren, engagements, all sorts of things.

‘I didn’t think it would be this long. You kind of do lose hope after that period of time.’

If you have any information about any of these murders call police on 101.

Billie-Jo Jenkins     

Billie-Jo Jenkins was just 13-years old when she was found in a pool of blood in the back garden of foster father Sion Jenkins’ house in Hastings, East Sussex, on February 15, 1997.

Billie-Jo was battered over the head at least 10 times with an 18-inch iron tent peg as she  painted patio doors.

Her foster father was jailed for life in 1998 for her murder but was acquitted following two retrials.

Billie-Jo Jenkins was just 13-years old when she was found in a pool of blood in the back garden of foster father Sion Jenkins' house in Hastings, East Sussex, on February 15, 1997

Billie-Jo Jenkins was just 13-years old when she was found in a pool of blood in the back garden of foster father Sion Jenkins’ house in Hastings, East Sussex, on February 15, 1997

Billie-Jo was battered over the head at least 10 times with an 18-inch iron tent peg as she painted patio doors.

Billie-Jo was battered over the head at least 10 times with an 18-inch iron tent peg as she painted patio doors.

Last year on the 20th anniversary of Billie-Jo's death her mother, Deborah Barnett called for police to reopen the case

Last year on the 20th anniversary of Billie-Jo’s death her mother, Deborah Barnett called for police to reopen the case

It is believed the full cost of the investigation, trials and subsequent appeals was around £10million.

Billie-Jo’s family has previously called for police to investigate M25 rapist Antoni Imiela over her death.

Last year on the 20th anniversary of Billie-Jo’s death her mother, Deborah Barnett  called for police to reopen the case 20 years after the 13-year-old was bludgeoned to death.

In a statement, Sussex Police said: ‘This case forms part of Sussex Police Crime Review Team’s schedule of unresolved major cases and is assessed every two years, to examine any new information that has been provided, or to consider advances in investigative techniques, that would make a re-investigation viable. 

‘This assessment is then presented to the head of crime for authorisation. Currently no new information has been provided in this case and there are no outstanding lines of enquiry. 

‘We will always examine any new information or forensic opportunities which might lead to new lines of enquiry whenever they arise. Anyone who has any new information that could lead to new lines of enquiry can always contact Sussex Police online or call 101 at any time, quoting Operation Cathedral. ‘

Sussex Police have been approached for comment. 

Kate Bushell

Kate Bushell, 14, had her throat in a field just 300 yards from her home in the Exwick area of Exeter, Devon, on November 15, 1997.

Kate Bushell, 14, had her throat in a field just 300 yards from her home in the Exwick area of Exeter, Devon, on November 15, 1997.

Kate Bushell, 14, had her throat in a field just 300 yards from her home in the Exwick area of Exeter, Devon, on November 15, 1997.

The teenager, had walked with the terrier called Gemma up the nearby Exwick Lane at around 4.45pm.

When the schoolgirl failed to return home, her parents Jerry and Suzanne went to look for her and her father, a retired local government officer, found her body with the dog waiting nearby at 7.30pm.

The inquiry into her death is Devon and Cornwall Police’s biggest ever murder investigation, costing more than £1 million.

An appeal for information by police last year generated 10 new leads and in March detectives finished a fresh review into the schoolgirl’s murder.

 Last June a team of serving and retired detectives and staff, some of whom worked on the original inquiry, began re-examining key evidence because they are convinced the killer had local knowledge and a connection to the Exwick area.

On the anniversary of her death police made a public appeal, releasing pictures of the type of kitchen knife used in the murder and revealing a forensic breakthrough.

Officers received 204 calls and messages identifying 10 new significant lines of inquiry, including the names of potential suspects.

But there has still not been any arrests in connection with her murder. 

Devon and Cornwall Police have been approached for comment. 

When the schoolgirl failed to return home, her parents Jerry and Suzanne went to look for her and her father, a retired local government officer, found her body with the dog waiting nearby at 7.30pm.

When the schoolgirl failed to return home, her parents Jerry and Suzanne went to look for her and her father, a retired local government officer, found her body with the dog waiting nearby at 7.30pm.

Devon and Cornwall Police's superintendent Paul Burgan holding a kitchen knife which is believed to be similar to the weapon used to murder Kate Bushell 

Devon and Cornwall Police’s superintendent Paul Burgan holding a kitchen knife which is believed to be similar to the weapon used to murder Kate Bushell 

Pictured is the crime scene on the day Kate's body was found in a Devonshire field

Pictured is the crime scene on the day Kate’s body was found in a Devonshire field

Kate Bushell's father found her body just yards from their family home in Exeter (pictured)

Kate Bushell’s father found her body just yards from their family home in Exeter (pictured)

Paula Hounslea   

Paula Hounslea disappeared without a trace after enjoying a meal to celebrate her mother’s birthday in August 2009.

Her family had dropped her at her home in West Derby, Liverpool and waved goodnight to her.

The following morning Paula went into her teenage daughter Lois’s bedroom  and said she was going to ‘stay with a friend’ for a few days.

But she never arrived at her friend’s house but cash withdrawals were made fro her account in Liverpool in the first ten days after she went missing.  

Paula Hounslea disappeared after a family meal to celebrate her mother's birthday in August 2009.

Paula Hounslea disappeared after a family meal to celebrate her mother’s birthday in August 2009.

The fire pit down an embankment where the charred skeleton of Paula Hounslea was found three years after her disappearance

The fire pit down an embankment where the charred skeleton of Paula Hounslea was found three years after her disappearance

Paula's body was found  close to a disused railway line, which is now a cycle path (above) in Fazakerley, Liverpool

Paula’s body was found close to a disused railway line, which is now a cycle path (above) in Fazakerley, Liverpool

The missing person investigation turned into a murder probe in in May 2012, when the single mother’s charred remains were found by a dog walker dumped in an old fire pit.

Her body was found dumped 12 feet down an embankment close to a disused railway line in Fazakerley, Liverpool.

Police believe her body may have been dumped as recently as February of 2012.

Officers recovered a gold necklace with the face of the Virgin Mary next to the body and Paula’s parents got in touch when they noticed it pictured in a local newspaper.

Police then identified Paula’s bones using dental records.  

Detective Superintendent John Webster of Merseyside Policr told MailOnline: ‘The investigation into Paula Hounslea’s murder remains open and detectives will act on any new information that comes into the investigation team.’  

Nikki Allen  

After leaving her grandparent’s flat in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear seven-year-old Nikki Allen was stabbed 37 times and her body was dumped in a derelict building.

When Nikki went missing on her short journey home – a desperate search was launched.

The following morning she was found inside the Old Exchange Building near her home after her coat and shoes were spotted. 

After leaving her grandparent's flat in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear seven-year-old Nikki Allen was stabbed 37 times and her body was dumped in a derelict building

After leaving her grandparent’s flat in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear seven-year-old Nikki Allen was stabbed 37 times and her body was dumped in a derelict building

Poor Nikki was found lying in a pool of blood.

In April this year, police arrested a man on Teesside over the murder of a schoolgirl.

Northumbria Police detained the man, said to be in his fifties, in Stockton on suspicion of murder.

Detectives had confirmed in October this year they had made a DNA breakthrough in the unsolved child killing case.

The force said in a statement: ‘A man was arrested on suspicion of murdering schoolgirl Nikki Allan. He has been released under investigation. Enquiries are ongoing.’

Witnesses said forensic officers in white suits spent around eight hours coming in and out of a house.

The force told MailOnline there are no updates in the investiagtion. 

Left Nikki’s mother Sharon Henderson has relentlessly tried to find her daughter’s killer 

Floral tributes left at the murder scene after her body was found in the then-derelict Old Exchange Building, near to her family home

Floral tributes left at the murder scene after her body was found in the then-derelict Old Exchange Building, near to her family home

Rikki Neave   

The half naked body of six-year-old Rikki Neave was found in woodland near his home in Peterborough on November 29, 1994.

The half naked body of six-year-old Rikki Neave was found in woodland near his home in Peterborough on November 29, 1994.

The half naked body of six-year-old Rikki Neave was found in woodland near his home in Peterborough on November 29, 1994.

Rikki had been strangled.  His clothes – including grey school trousers, a jacket and a white shirt – were later found in a dustbin yards from the wooded area.

He was last seen leaving the Welland estate to go to school the day before his death.   

His mother Ruth was later charged with his murder and then acquitted.

She was sentenced to seven years prison for child cruelty and her children were placed in care. 

 James Watson, 37, was arrested on April 19 last year on suspicion of killing Rikki.

He was released on police bail but absconded from a hostel in Northampton and smuggled himself out of the UK to Portugal in the back of a camper van.

But in June this year, the Crown Prosecution Service announced there is insufficient evidence to charge him over the schoolboy’s murder.  

At the time, assistant chief constable Paul Fullwood, who leads the three force Joint Protective Services at Cambridgeshire Police, said: ‘It is disappointing that following our three year investigation we have not been able to identify the person or persons responsible for Rikki’s murder.

‘However, although at this stage we have no further active lines of enquiry we remain committed to finding his killer. It is frustrating that despite three years of detailed investigations we are not able to tell Rikki’s family what happened on the day of his murder but we will not give up hope to do so one day.

‘Whether it be new evidence or advances in forensic science, we will utilise every opportunity to investigate this murder and bring an offender to justice.

‘We strongly believe someone out there knows the truth and remain hopeful that one day will come to light.’

Detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit have taken more than 1200 statements and created about 1300 actions. 

Cambridgeshire Police said there are no updates into the investigation into Rikki’s murder.

 

 

His mother Ruth (left) was later charged but acquitted of his murder. James Watson (right) was arrested on April 19 last year on suspicion of killing Rikki. But in June, the Crown Prosecution Service announced there is insufficient evidence to charge him over the schoolboy’s murder

 If you have any information about any of these murders please call police on 101 or Crimestoppers  on 0800 555 111. 

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