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Julia James investigation: ‘Person of interest’ identified after police appeal

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Original article from Kent Live

Police investigating the death of Julia James say a "person of interest" in the investigation has now been identified following an appeal.

Kent Police had been seeking information about a man in a photo which was released earlier on Friday.

Detectives confirmed he has now been identified but are still urging anyone who was in the area at the time of the PCSO's death to come forward.

Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards from Kent Police said: "I can confirm we have identified the man in the photo and we no longer need the media to run his image, nor do we need further information about him at this time.

"As throughout the investigation the power of the public and their support has helped this investigation and I want to take this opportunity to thank them for getting in touch to help us.

"It remains that we still need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time between 1pm and 4.30 pm on Tuesday, April 27 as well as anyone local who may have seen something out of place at the time or who came across someone who made them feel uneasy – such as feeling compelled to cross the road or change the route they were walking.

"Despite identifying this individual, we are still keen to hear from those who have information that may help us."

Flowers and messages left in Aylesham, for PCSO Julia James

Kent Police PCSO Julia, 53, was found dead next to Akholt Wood at around 4pm on Tuesday, April 27.

She had been working at home that day before taking her Jack Russell Toby for a walk in the Aylesham Road area.

A post-mortem revealed that she died from significant head injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Kent Police on 0800 0514 526.

Witnesses and anyone with any other information, CCTV or dashcam footage is also asked to submit details online via this link.

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