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JULIA JAMES: New image of murdered PCSO released

Wednesday 5th May 2021

AN NEW image of murdered PCSO Julia James has been released in the clothes she was last seen wearing.

Julia was found at around 4pm next to Akholt Wood, just yards from her home in Snowdown, on April 27 by members of the public.

A post-mortem confirmed she died of significant head injuries.

The image shows Julia walking her Jack Russell Toby while wearing a light blue waterproof coat, blue jeans and dark coloured Wellington style brown boots.

It is the same clothing, apart from the gloves, she wore the day she died. She had been working at home that day before taking a walk towards Akholt Wood in the Aylesham Road area.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who was within the area defined by the red lines in the map on April 27 between 1pm and 4.30pm.

That area is contained by boundaries of the pathways of Spinney Lane to the North, Aylesham Road to the East, Holt Street to the South and Pond Lane to the West.

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

Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards said: “We’re hoping that this image of Julia wearing what she wore before her death will help jog people’s memory.

“We want to hear from people who think they saw her walking Toby on that day and we also want to speak to people who were in the area that afternoon. 

“Perhaps you were going for a run, walking your own dog, driving through or farming your land.

“We want to hear from anyone who was in the area or who saw Julia. Any and all information is welcomed and our detectives will decide what is relevant to their investigation.”