(KENT) LATEST: Kent Police Report: Detectives investigating the murder of community officer Julia James are “not 100 per cent sure” what murder weapon was used, police said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.07: Mr Pughsley said other forces were helping in the inquiry, and he appealed to the killer to give themselves up:

KENT: Julia James: Police don’t know weapon used to kill PCSO: Kent Police’s chief constable Alan Pughsley also said detectives still had no motive or suspect in the case: Ms James, 53, was found on 27 April near woodland in Snowden Kent, having suffered serious head injuries: He said detectives were not able to say if the attacker was a man or a woman and officers would like to speak to anybody who was in the area pictured on 27 April: Ms James left her home in The Crescent just after 15:00 BST on 27 April to take her dog for a walk in nearby woodland.

Julia James

Julia James’s body was found near her home in Snowdown

Image of man released as part of Julia James murder enquiry

An image of a man who could be key to the Julia James murder investigation has been released by detectives.

Officers want to speak to the individual pictured who is understood to have been in the Aylesham area on Wednesday 28 April 2021 – the day after PCSO Julia James was murdered.

Julia, 53, was found deceased next to Akholt Wood in Snowdown at around 4pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. She had been working at home that day before taking her Jack Russell Toby for a walk in the Aylesham Road area.

A post-mortem revealed Julia died from significant head injuries.

Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards from Kent Police said:

‘We are now in a position to release an image of a man we would like to speak to.

‘We firmly believe he has information that could help this investigation and we urge him to come forward.

‘We are also appealing to the public or anyone who knows this individual to please come forward with his details. Perhaps he lives near you, perhaps you work with him or perhaps he visits your local shop to buy food. 

A £10,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to a conviction in the case.

‘Please get in touch and help us find the answers Julia’s family deserve.’Anyone who recognises the man in the photo is urged to contact Kent Police on 0800 0514 526. Witnesses and anyone with any other information, CCTV or dashcam footage are also still being asked to submit details online at this link.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: May.07: 2021:

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(KENT, U.K.) JUST IN: At least two people have been seriously injured after an explosion ripped through a property engulfing it in flames and trapping several inside #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.04: Emergency services freed ‘a number of people’ who were trapped, while witnesses said a ‘hero’ pulled neighbours from the wreckage of the terraced home in Mill View:

Two casualties after huge explosion rips through houses trapping people inside: ‘Residents reported hearing an explosion that shook their houses in the street in Willesborough, Ashford, shortly before 8am on Tuesday morning according to MetroUK today’

Tues.4 May 2021 9:04 am

A property has exploded in Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, leaving several injured.
Video footage shows the property engulfed in flames as emergency services were scrambled to the scene (Picture: PA/@CFC_Hazz)

An elderly couple reportedly live in the house and were rescued.

Seven people have been rushed to hospital with two seriously injured and a further five with less serious wounds. One person was airlifted from the scene at about 10am.

Footage shows a huge blaze engulfing the house as officers attempt to keep bystanders back, while images show others fleeing the fire as neighbours wearing their pyjamas looked on.

Smoke can be seen billowing from the hollowed out home which was was left with no walls and just the chimney remaining.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said seven fire engines and a height vehicle are currently at the scene as firefighters continue to extinguish the flames. Gas engineers have also been called in.

Huge gas explosion destroys house in Willesborough, Ashford

Huge gas explosion destroys house in Willesborough, Ashford

Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire in Mill View in Willesborough, near Ashford, Kent following a reported explosion.
The blaze has left a property completely destroyed (Picture: PA)
Paramedics and emergency services attend to an injured person at the scene of a house fire in Mill View in Willesborough, near Ashford, Kent following a reported explosion.
A number of people were trapped inside the property (Picture: PA)

Sharing footage on Twitter, one local resident wrote: ‘Huge gas explosion on my road, front of the house is completely gone’.

Another local earlier told KentOnline: ‘It looks like just one house is on fire. There is debris absolutely everywhere.’

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Crews are working to extinguish any remaining signs of fire following an explosion at a house in Mill View, in Willesborough, Ashford.’

‘Crews are working with Kent Police and SECAmb, including its Hazardous Area Response team, and the air ambulance has also sent two road vehicles to the scene,’ added the spokesperson.

‘Two casualties have been passed into the care of SECAmb.’

Kent Police said it is not yet known what caused the explosion but it is not being treated as suspicious. 

Firefighters tackle blaze after house explodes in Kent

Firefighters tackle blaze after house explodes in Kent

The first pictures of the aftermath of this morning's explosion show the carnage caused by the blast in Mill View, Ashford.
Two casualties have been confirmed (Picture: UKNIP)
Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire in Mill View in Willesborough, near Ashford, Kent following a reported explosion.
Seven fire engines were rushed to the scene (Picture: PA)

‘A number of people were reported to have been trapped in the rubble and were rescued,’ said a spokesperson.

‘Two people sustained serious injuries and were taken to a London hospital. A further five people were treated locally for injuries described as less serious. All residents are now accounted for.

‘The Salvation Army have set up a centre at a local village hall to provide support to those who have been evacuated.’

Kent Police have urged people to stay away from the area, while a number of roads are cordoned off.

'Gas explosion' in Mill View, Willesborough, Ashford.
One resident said the front of the house was ‘completely gone’ (Picture: @CFC_Hazz)
Paramedics and emergency services attend to an injured person at the scene of a house fire in Mill View in Willesborough, near Ashford, Kent following a reported explosion.
Residents reported hearing the explosion just before 8am (Picture: PA)
'Gas explosion' in Mill View, Willesborough, Ashford.
Emergency services have so far rescued a ‘number of people’ (Picture: @CFC_Hazz)

The London Air Ambulance was also sent and landed in Hythe Road recreation ground behind the homes in Osborne Road.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm our attendance at an incident in Mill View, Willesborough, Ashford, reported to us shortly before 8am.

‘Ambulance crews including our Hazardous Area Response Team are at the scene with police and fire colleagues.

‘The air ambulance service has also sent two road vehicles to the scene. We are assessing patients at the scene and will issue further details when available.’

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.04: 2021:

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