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Police set up road checks as Julia James murder investigation continues

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Original article from Kent Live

Police investigating the death of Julia James are now carrying out road checks in the area.

It's been one week since the PCSO was found next to Akholt Wood near the Aylesham Road area of Snowdown on April 27.

Detectives continue to appeal for information and hope these checks will enable officers to speak to anyone who has not already come forward.

A post-mortem found that Julia died after suffering significant head injuries.

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She had been walking her dog at the time of the attack, after working from home that day.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "No arrests have been made as part of the ongoing investigation but detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry and are examining all possibilities in terms of motive and suspects.

PCSOs look at flowers and messages left in Aylesham

"Assistance has also been provided by the National Crime Agency, who have provided specialist advice on forensic search techniques."

A tent has also been set up in Market Square, Aylesham, for anyone with information or concerns to stop by and speak to an officer.

'No stone unturned'

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area on Monday, April 26, and Tuesday, April 27, who may have seen something unusual or suspicious.

They are urged to contact Kent Police on 0800 0514 526. Anyone with video footage can submit it online at this link.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at this link.

Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards with Inspector Mark Sankey at the cordon near Akholt Wood

Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards said: "PCSO Julia James was a much-loved member of the policing family and we are all shocked and devastated by her death.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with her family and friends.

"I would like to reassure them and everyone else that we are leaving no stone unturned in investigating what happened to Julia and bringing whoever was responsible to justice.

"My thanks go to the significant number of people who have spoken to us and provided information to date.

"If you think you might know something and have not already spoken to us then please do get in touch, no matter how insignificant you might think it is.

"Sometimes the smallest pieces of information lead to the biggest breakthroughs.

"We understand why people living in the Snowdown area and further afield may feel uncertain about their own safety following Julia’s death, and we continue to advise people to remain vigilant until the full circumstances are established."

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