Cops given 36 extra hours to interrogate man arrested for PCSO mum clubbed to death – fr

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Cops given 36 extra hours to interrogate man arrested for PCSO mum clubbed to death – fr


POLICE have been given an additional 36 hours to interview a suspect arrested in connection with the murder of PCSO Julia James.
A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the death of the mother of two in Snowdown, Kent on April 27.

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Julia James, 53, was found dead next to Ackholt Wood in Snowdown on Tuesday April 27Credit: PA

The UK national from Canterbury was detained about 8 miles from where the PCSO was clubbed to death.

Police, who have confirmed which offense he is being questioned about, had an additional 36 hours to question him.

Cops continue to search a home in Aylesham as part of the murder investigation.

Forensic officers were seen combing a dumpster near the two-story smart home and peering under flagstones outside.

Kent Police said: “A search of property on Sunshine Corner Avenue in Aylesham is linked to ongoing investigations into the murder of Julia James.

“There are no other indications at this stage. “

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Forensic officers comb a jump as searches continue at a house in AyleshamCrédit: Louis Wood News Group Newspapers Ltd
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Police raided the house after arresting man in connection with Julia’s deathCrédit: Louis Wood News Group Newspapers Ltd

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Crédit: Louis Wood News Group Newspapers Ltd
Police were also seen rummaging under paving slabs
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Police were also seen rummaging under paving slabsCrédit: Louis Wood News Group Newspapers Ltd

It comes after Julia’s police daughter Bethan Coles urged a Facebook user to provide information about her mother’s murder.

The woman had commented on a message from Kent Police asking for information.

Bethan wrote: “Please contact the police if you have any information. We would be very grateful x “.

The woman, who did not want to be named, later posted to say that she had made contact with agents.

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Earlier cops released a photo of a man “of critical importance” to the investigation who was seen in the area the day after his body was found.

But Kent Police confirmed last night that they were no longer looking for information about him.

Deputy Police Chief Tom Richards of Kent Police said: ‘We continue to urge anyone with information, no matter how small or insignificant, to contact us.

“If you were in the Snowdown area between 1pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday April 27th, please contact us.

“This includes any local person who may have seen something inappropriate at the time, or who ran into someone who made them uncomfortable – such as feeling pressured to cross the road or change the route they were walking on. “

Police released a photo of Julia James wearing the clothes she was wearing when she was murdered19
Police released a photo of Julia James wearing the clothes she was wearing when she was murderedCredit: PA
Hundreds of specialist officers are working around the clock to nail the killer who repeatedly pummeled mother-of-two on the head
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Hundreds of specialist officers are working around the clock to nail the killer who repeatedly pummeled mother-of-two on the headCredit: PA
She was assaulted while walking her dog in Kent
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She was assaulted while walking her dog in Kent

Julia had left her home with Jack Russell Toby on her regular dog walking route an hour before the brutal April 27 murder.

The calendar raised fears the mother-of-two could have been followed before she was killed

Her beloved dog remained with her body after the attack, which police consider random.

Deputy Chief Constable Richards previously said police could not rule out whether her killer was someone she had met at work, a potential dog-dog or if there was a sexual motive.

Julia, who worked for the Domestic Violence Unit, was either off duty at the time of her death or was not wearing a uniform.

A reward of £ 10,000 for catching the responsible monster was offered by Crimestoppers this week as police intensified the investigation.

Police saw police search rural Kent after the murder19
Police saw police search rural Kent after the murderCredit: Steve Finn
Officers are said to keep an `` open mind ''
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They say officers keep an “open mind”Credit: Steve Finn

Officers were seen excavating an old coal mine in Kent as they ‘expanded’ their search.

Nearly 450 cars were also stopped by police on Tuesday while carrying out roadside checks in the area.

Residents of the tiny hamlet of Kent were terrified of the murder while the killer was still at large.

They were urged to remain vigilant and be aware of their surroundings, with the police keeping “an open mind” in the face of the attack.

Paul James, 57, changed his social media profile picture to one the couple loved after the tragic loss of his wife19
Paul James, 57, changed his social media profile picture to one the couple loved after the tragic loss of his wifeCredit: Facebook
Mr James commented under the photo: "I miss you so much Luvly xxx"
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Mr James commented under the photo: “I miss you so much Luvly xxx”Credit: Facebook

Her devastated husband paid tribute to Julia with a heartbreaking comment below a photo of the couple on their wedding day.

Paul James, 57, changed his social media profile picture to one the couple loved after the tragic loss of his wife.

He also used the “Help us find #justiceforjulia” framework that many people have adopted to raise awareness.

Mr. James commented below: “I miss you so much Luvly xxx”

Julia’s devastated family previously paid tribute to the ‘fiercely loyal’ mum and grandmother.

They said in a statement: “There are no words to adequately describe the void left in our lives by the death of our mother.

“She was so much to so many people: a wife, a mother, a daughter, a nanny, a sister and a friend.

“Mom was fiercely loyal, she loved with all her heart and nothing was too much trouble for the people she cared about.

Julia's son Patrick James looks at floral tributes left near his family home19
Julia’s son Patrick James looks at floral tributes left near his family homeCredit: PA

“She had a lovely smile and was always quick to laugh, she was so naturally funny with a brilliant sense of humor.

“It’s hard to describe a person in a few sentences, to describe who they really was is impossible, but people who knew her would know how sweet she was and how she would bring so much fun and life to a room.

“His loss will be felt by us every moment of every day. She will be missed so much. As a family we are trying to figure out how we are going to live without her, it seems like an impossible task.

“We would like to thank everyone who sent a message and left flowers, the outpouring of love and support from friends, the local community and our police family has been tremendous.

“After meeting with the police, we are convinced that they are doing everything in their power to find the responsible person and I urge anyone who may have information, no matter how small or insignificant, to contact the police. .

“You could help us get justice for Julia. “

Officers are keen to speak with anyone in the area on Monday or Tuesday who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious.

Anyone with information should call 0800 0514526 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

A reward of £ 10,000 has been offered for information
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A reward of £ 10,000 has been offered for information
Julia was discovered murdered last week
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Julia was discovered murdered last weekCredit: Rex
Police confirmed Julia suffered head injuries
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Police confirmed Julia suffered head injuriesCredit: Paul Edwards / The Sun
Officers carried out fingertip searches in the forest
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Officers carried out fingertip searches in the forestCredit: Paul Edwards / The Sun
Many paid a moving tribute to the beloved mom, who was seen as a pillar of the community
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Many paid a moving tribute to the beloved mom, who was seen as a pillar of the communityCredit: PA

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