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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.

The images shown are similar to that worn by Victoria on the night she was last seen:

A black size 8 dress with a 'frilly' hem
Chunky open-toed size 5 sandals
A brown tailored jacket

Detectives can reveal for the first time, additional details regarding Victoria's belongings:

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?

The video footage released, which can be viewed at www.suffolk.police.uk, depicts the area in Creeting St Peter where Victoria's body was found some weeks later:

Who are these people?
What are they doing?
Why are they visiting the area where her body was found?

Significantly I would like to know why approximately 4 people with torches are visiting the area under the cover of darkness?

It is never too late to help'

Contact Information

Please call 0800 0961233 lines will be open 8am to 10pm Thursday 19th September 2019 and Friday 20th September 2019
Outside of these dates and times please contact the incident room on 01473 613513 which will be answered 8am to 4pm with an answerphone facility outside of these times
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or you can call 101 and ask for Suffolk Police quoting 'Operation Avon'