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New appeal to find teenager's killers

Two years after the disappearance of a Latvian teenager in Norfolk, police have launched a new appeal to catch her killers. Alisa Dmitrijeva, who was 17, went missing in King's Lynn in the early hours of August the 31st, 2011.

She was found dead some four months later in the grounds of the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Her body was in undergrowth about 200 yards from a country lane that links Sandringham with the village of Anmer.

Detectives say the answers to solving her death, lie within the Eastern European communites in Wisbech and King's Lynn. Here's Matthew Hudson's report.

Fresh appeal two years after teenager's death

Alisa Dmitrijeva Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police have released an image of the shrine in Latvia to 17 year old Alisa Dmitrijeva. Her body was found in woodland on the Sandringham Estate on New Year's Day 2012.

The shrine in Latvia to Alisa Dmitrijeva Credit: Norfolk Police

The detective heading the enquiry said police are more determined than ever to solve the case and believe the answers lie within the Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian communities living in Wisbech and King’s Lynn.

Detective Inspector Marie James, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “We absolutely know there are individuals out there who know how and why Alisa died. We also believe there are other people with important information who may have been too scared to come forward.”

“Alisa was a young woman on the cusp of adulthood whose life was cut short. Her family want answers and we need to bring those responsible to justice. We are asking people who have the information to have the courage to come forward.”

Alisa, who moved to the UK from Latvia in 2009, lived with her family in Railway Road, Wisbech.

The last positive sighting of her was in Friar’s Street, King’s Lynn at 12.15am on Wednesday 31 August 2011, where she was seen in a green Lexus car with two men.

Her partially-clothed body was found in a copse at Anmer, known as French’s Covert Belt, by a member of the public at approximately 4pm on 1 January 2012.

Despite extensive enquiries and tests, police have been unable to confirm exactly how or when Alisa died.

Two men arrested in connection with her death were later released without charge.

Police have now released images of a pink v-neck jumper and black zip-up coat similar to that worn by Alisa when she was last seen and that have never been recovered.

Black coat similar to Alisa's Credit: Norfolk Police
A top similar to the one worn by Alisa Credit: Norfolk Police
A phone similar to Alisa's Credit: Norfolk Police

They are also appealing for anyone with information about her black LG GM360 phone which is also missing.

DI James added: “We know Alisa socialised within the young local Eastern European communities in Wisbech and King’s Lynn."

We hope that, two years after she went missing, allegiances may have changed and people with important information, if they didn’t have the confidence at the time, will now feel able to come forward.”



Royal couple to visit Sandringham Flower Show

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the Sandringham Flower Show in 2010. Credit: PA Images

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Sandringham Flower Show today.

It is the 132nd time the show has been held in Sandringham Park and 20,000 visitors are expected during the day.

Leading designers will be exhibiting display gardens and there will be around 200 trade stands. Profits from the show will go to local charities.

HSE investigate Sandringham accident

The Royal Estate at Sandringham in Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Health and Safety Executive is now leading the investigation after a Royal Estate worker at Sandringham had to be rescued from a lake .

The gardener who is in his 30's was on a ride-on lawn mower when he fell into the water. He remains in a critical condition at Addenbrookes Hospital. Norfolk Police say they are no longer leading the investigation into the incident.

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Sandringham gardener fighting for his life

A worker from the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk is fighting for his life after he became trapped underwater in a lake.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was pulled from Lower Lake in the grounds of the Queen's Norfolk home on Monday afternoon.

It is understood he had become trapped beneath a ride-on lawnmower. Police and colleagues performed emergency resuscitation until paramedics arrived.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he is critically ill. Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey at Sandringham

Sandringham worker trapped underwater 'for minutes'

A worker on the royal estate in Sandringham in Norfolk is believed to have been underwater "for a number of minutes" Credit: ITV News Anglia

A worker on the royal estate in Sandringham in Norfolk is believed to have been underwater "for a number of minutes" after the grasscutter he was riding went into a lake.

The man, in his 30s, had apparently become trapped underwater by the grasscutter. He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by air ambulance where he remains in a critical condition.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Lower Lake, close to the B1440 at around 1.30pm on Monday.

Two police officers and a colleague from the estate retrieved the man from the water and began CPR before paramedics arrived.

Norfolk Police and the Health and Safety Executive are continuing to investigate the accident.

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