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Response to murder appeal positive

PUBLISHED: 13:45 18 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:02 03 March 2010

DETECTIVES hunting the killer of Suffolk pensioner Joan Albert have today described the response to appeals for information as positive.

A team of more than 20 officers working from a murder incident room at force headquarters at Martlesham have taken more than 30 calls from people after appeals for help in tracking whoever repeatedly stabbed the 79-year-old in her Capel St Mary home.

DETECTIVES hunting the killer of Suffolk pensioner Joan Albert have today described the response to appeals for information as positive.

A team of more than 20 officers working from a murder incident room at force headquarters at Martlesham have taken more than 30 calls from people after appeals for help in tracking whoever repeatedly stabbed the 79-year-old in her Capel St Mary home.

She was found dead, dressed in her nightclothes, in the hall of her home in Boydlands at 10am on Sunday.

Detective Superintendent Roy Lambert, who is leading the enquiry, said: "This is a positive response and I would like to thank those who have contacted us. We will now be going through the information received to see if it helps move the enquiry forward."

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