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Murder of Victoria Hall 19/09/1999 reopened

The Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are investigating the circumstances around the murder of Victoria Hall on 19th September 1999


Details of Incident

Victoria Hall, aged 17 years old, was abducted from the area of Faulkeners Way in Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe during the early hours of Sunday 19th September 1999.  Five days later, on Friday 24th September 1999, her body was found in a ditch in Creeting St Peter, approximately 25 miles from where she had last been seen.  A murder inquiry was then launched under Operation Avon and on the 20th anniversary of the day Victoria was last seen alive Suffolk Constabulary can announce that the investigation has been reopened.

Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Millar said 'it is a very rare occurrence for the Suffolk Constabulary to re-launch a cold case of this nature.  New information and lines of enquiry that were not previously known are being actively pursued by the Major Investigation Team, renewing hope that Victoria's killer will be caught.

Suffolk Constabulary has not given up and will never give up on achieving justice for Victoria and her family.  The killer has lived with their guilt for 20 years.

Think back - if you previously gave information, is there more you can now provide?  Or if you know something, however small it may seem, and did not come forward at the time now is the time to do so.

Fresh information could make a significant difference to obtaining justice.

Victoria wore a black size 8 dress with a 'frilly' hem, chunky open-toed size 5 sandals and a brown tailored jacket.

Additional details released include:

The insoles of one or both of Victoria's shoes were held on with sellotape

She wore a wooden hair clip

She had a black oval shaped New Look purse with a zip fastener, containing a house key on a distinctive fob with 'Vicky' across the top and 'Victoria' down the sides

She had a Rimmel lipstick in a black plastic case, the colour of which was 'Zorro'

None of the above items have ever been recovered - do you know where they are?

It is never too late to help'

Contact Information

Contact can also be made by calling Suffolk Constabulary on 101 and quoting Operation Avon
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org