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Line dancers could help murder inquiry

PUBLISHED: 13:49 19 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:04 03 March 2010

A GROUP of line-dancers could hold vital clues to help murder detectives nail the killer of a frail Suffolk pensioner, police revealed today.

And youths who congregate at night at the shopping precinct in the village of Capel St Mary may also have important evidence that could track down Joan Albert's murderer.

A GROUP of line-dancers could hold vital clues to help murder detectives nail the killer of a frail Suffolk pensioner, police revealed today.

And youths who congregate at night at the shopping precinct in the village of Capel St Mary may also have important evidence that could track down Joan Albert's murderer.

Widow Mrs Albert was found dead in the hallway of her Capel home at around 10am on Sunday, December 16, by friends after she failed to answer the phone or her door.

The 79-year-old was dressed in nightclothes and she had been stabbed repeatedly in a savage attack which was described as "truly terrible" by Detective Superintendent Roy Lambert, the man leading the murder hunt.

Police revealed today that members of the Jimeta Line Dancing Club, who met at the village hall in Capel on Saturday night, could help detectives investigating the killing.

"We are asking all those people who attended the club to come forward and get in touch," Det Supt Lambert said.

"It could be that they have seen or heard something after leaving the hall which could help our inquiry move forward.

"We are also aware that youths congregate in the area of the shopping precinct late at night. It could be that they have important information – and we would ask them to come forward too," he added.

Officers are today continuing house-to-house inquiries in the area and a mobile police station has been set up in the village.

Members of the line dancing club who attended the event and anyone with information about the murder should contact detectives on 01473 613777 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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