More calls in hunt for murderer

A REJUVENTATED campaign to find Karen Hales' killer has prompted 15 people to contact the police, it was revealed today.The calls have been made following the launch of an Evening Star-led £50,000 appeal to remove a murderer from our streets.

A REJUVENTATED campaign to find Karen Hales' killer has prompted 15 people to contact the police, it was revealed today.

The calls have been made following the launch of an Evening Star-led £50,000 appeal to remove a murderer from our streets.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said today: “The calls are currently being examined and any new leads resulting from them will be thoroughly investigated.”

The Star is spearheading a business consortium in offering the money for information leading to the arrest, charge and conviction of Karen's killer.


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Businesses backing the initiative include Ipswich Town Football Club, Ipswich Partnership, Call Connection, Maxwell Wallace Homes, Elizabeth Hotels, AXA, the Galley restaurants and SnOasis.

Karen was murdered in her Lavenham Road, Ipswich home between 3.50pm and 4.40pm on November 21, 1993.

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Despite extensive inquiries at the time and in the years following the brutal attack, no one has ever been convicted with the offence.

Anyone with information about the murder of Karen is asked to call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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