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Julia James: Police arrest man in connection with death

The improvement in the case comes after the drive issued a photograph of a person they wished to talk with. Ms James, a police neighborhood assist officer, was discovered lifeless in Akholt Wood close to her residence in Snowdown, Kent, on April 27. A autopsy examination revealed the 53-year-old died from vital head accidents.

Kent Police have mentioned a person in his 20s from the Canterbury space was arrested at 9.30pm on Friday May 7.

The drive confirmed the person is a British nationwide.

Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards, from Kent Police, mentioned: “We proceed to induce anybody with info, irrespective of how small or insignificant it could appear, to contact us.

“If you have been in the Snowdown space between 1pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday 27 April, please contact us.

Police have arrested a person in his 20s in connection with the homicide of PCSO Julia James (Image: GETTY)

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Mother-of-two Julia James (Image: Kent Police)

“This contains anybody native who might have seen one thing out of place on the time, or who got here throughout somebody who made them really feel uneasy – akin to feeling compelled to cross the highway or change the route they have been strolling.”

Mrs James labored with home violence victims in her position with Kent Police. 

On April 27 she went for a stroll in woods close to her residence with her Jack Russell terrier Toby. 

The canine was discovered unhurt beside her physique. 

READ MORE: Teenager dies after being stabbed in east London – arrests made

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Police arrested a person in connection with the case on Friday night time (Image: GETTY)

The PCSO had been working from residence on the day of her homicide. 

The drive launched a photograph on Friday of a person they mentioned could possibly be of “essential significance” to the investigation.

Later in the day officers gave an replace to say the person has now been recognized and they’re not interesting for details about him.

ACC Richards mentioned on the time: “I can affirm we now have recognized the person in the picture and we not want the media to run his picture, nor do we’d like additional details about him right now.

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Police scouring the countryside close to the place Julia James was murdered (Image: GETTY)

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Julia James’ physique was discovered in woods close to her residence (Image: GETTY)

“It stays that we nonetheless want to listen to from anybody who was in the world on the time between 1pm and 4.30 pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021, in addition to anybody native who might have seen one thing out of place on the time or who got here throughout somebody who made them really feel uneasy – akin to feeling compelled to cross the highway or change the route they have been strolling.

“Despite figuring out this particular person, we’re nonetheless eager to listen to from those that have info which will assist us.”

The tragic mum’s household launched the #JusticeforJulia marketing campaign on-line in a bid to encourage folks to return ahead with info. 

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A tribute to Julia James from her colleagues at Kent Police (Image: GETTY)

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Floral tributes for murdered PCSO Julia James (Image: GETTY)

On Wednesday officers launched a photograph of Mrs James sporting the garments she had on on the time of her death. 

The snap confirmed her enjoying with her beloved terrier Toby. 

Mrs James’ husband Paul James modified his Facebook profile picture to an image of him with his arms round his spouse. 

He wrote: “I miss you a lot Luvly xxx.”

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Police pictured strolling close to floral tributes to Julia James (Image: GETTY)

In a press release, Mrs James’ household remembered a “fiercely loyal” mom and grandmother. 

They mentioned: “There aren’t any phrases to adequately describe the void left in our lives by the death of our mum.

“She was a lot to so many individuals; a spouse, mom, daughter, nanny, sister and a buddy.

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A police cordon close to the place Julia James’ physique was found (Image: GETTY)

“Mum was fiercely loyal, she beloved with her entire coronary heart and nothing was an excessive amount of hassle for the folks she cared about.”

Her household mentioned she shall be “sorely missed” and thanked members of the general public who had despatched their condolences. 

They added: “We wish to thank everyone who has messaged and left flowers, the outpouring of love and assist from pals, the area people and our policing household has been huge.”

Additional reporting by Jon Austin.