Sisters consider legal action over website

THE sisters of a murder victim plan to take legal action to remove a website proclaiming the innocence of the man convicted of killing her, it has emerged.

Laurence Cawley

THE sisters of a murder victim plan to take legal action to remove a website proclaiming the innocence of the man convicted of killing her, it has emerged.

It is more than four years since the burned body of 37-year-old Dawn Walker was discovered dumped by the River Lark, near Bury St Edmunds.

Salesman Kevin Nunn is currently serving a 22-year jail term after a jury found him guilty of murder. His family has mounted a concerted campaign to try and clear his name, which has included setting up a website, a petition which currently has more than 20 signatures, placing banners in prominent locations and posters.

But Miss Walker's sisters Kirsty and Sheena say the Nunn family's campaign has meant they are continuously haunted by her murder.

And they are now seeking advice about how to get the website taken down. They claim the site is one-sided and does not give all the facts of the case - something denied by the Nunn family.

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The sisters, who have kept a catalogue of changes to the website since it was set up about three years ago, are also seeking advice as to whether any of the statements about family members other than Dawn were defamatory.

Sheena said: “I don't have a problem with them having a web page so long as it is run by an independent party. We are taking action on it and taking advice about how we can get it removed.

“We've kept a log of changes to the website and we are no longer taking this lying down.

“We've also requested from Suffolk police copies of all the paperwork sent to Nunn's family. Our sister died without any integrity and we believe that is continuing via this website.”

Kirsty said: “We don't get any peace from it - it is as though we have not been able to mourn her. We do not enjoy the publicity; it is not something we enjoy. We do it because we have a moral duty to our sister to put right what we feel is done to us.”

Brigitte Butcher, Kevin Nunn's sister, who oversees the website, said: “When we initially set it up it was emotional but I have put both sides and we have had the transcripts of the case up there - every single bit has been on there over the years.

“We've got nothing to hide; we just want to get to the truth of what happened. It is a campaigning website. I am sorry they (Miss Walker's family) feel like they do and we don't wish to offend anybody, but it is tormenting for my parents as well to know that Kevin is in prison. I just want (through the website) to say how we are getting on. There is nothing defamatory on there.”