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Police issue fresh safety guidance to residents amid Julia James murder inquiry

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Original article from Kent Live

Dover's police chief has issued fresh guidelines for local residents as the Julia James murder investigation continues.

The 53-year-old's body was discovered on a footpath next to Akholt Wood, Snowdown, between Dover and Canterbury shortly after 4pm on Tuesday, March 27.

She was found with serious head injuries next to her Jack Russell dog who was unharmed.

A murder investigation was launched but Dover's Chief Inspector Dan Carter re-iterated that no arrests had been made.

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In his communication with residents, new safety guidance was also issued in light of the incident.

He said: "Remain cautious, vigilant and aware of your surroundings when you are out and about.

"Remember to keep your phone on you and charged, plan your route and tell someone where you are doing and how long you will be".

Chief Insp Carter also confirmed that there would be a significant police presence in the area and the surrounding villages "through the next week".

"Speak to them, help us to understand how the community is feeling and what else we can do to provide more reassurance.

"We understand if people are feeling uncertain following the death of Julia James.

"Although events like this are incredibly rare it remains sensible for people to consider these guidelines while continuing with their daily lives.

"The safety of our community remains our priority and we urge anyone who has concerns to speak to our officers who are out and about in the local community or contact Kent Police directly".

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