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Lindsay Rimer's family looking for answers on 20th anniversary

The sister of murdered teenager Lindsay Rimer has spoken for the first time about the devastating effect her death has had on the family.

It's now 20 years since the teenager's body was found in a canal in her home-town of Hebden Bridge, five months after going missing.

Victoria Whittam reports:

Lindsay Rimer's mother: 'The pain never goes away'

Lindsay Rimer's mother Geri says her daughter will never be forgotten and that she believes her killer will be found.

Speaking in the centre of Hebden Bridge, Mrs Rimer said she just wants justice for Lindsay.

The emotion, the pain doesn't decrease over the years. If anything sometimes it gets more magnified. It never goes away. Not just for me but for my family.

– Geri Rimer


Sister makes plea to find killer

The sister of a 13-year-old girl from West Yorkshire who was murdered 20 years ago has spoken for the first time in an attempt to help track down her killer.

Lindsay Jo Rimer was last seen in November 1994 when she went to a shop near her home in Hebden Bridge. Her body was found in a canal five months later.

Her sister, Kate, has decided to speak about her family's ordeal as the 20th anniversary of the discovery of Lindsay Jo's body approaches on Sunday.

Ms Rimer said: "I was 20 at the time and still remember when mum called me to say my little sister was missing. I felt instantly that something was wrong.

"And then five months later she was found.

"From the beginning we have been filled with grief and we cannot stop the grief and instead remember her with love until this comes to an end. We miss her so much but every memory of her is tainted - it is so painful and bleeds into everything we do."

Lindsay was last seen in the town on November 7 1994. She left her home on Cambridge Street to go to the shops and paused briefly at the Trades Club on Holme Street where she met her mother before buying cornflakes at the Spar shop.

CCTV from the shop on Crown Street shows her buying the cornflakes at 10.22pm. It is not known what happened to her then. Her body was found in the Rochdale Canal on April 12 1995.

We are, however, still waiting for that one 'golden nugget' of information that will finally crack the case and bring closure to Lindsay's grieving family. Someone somewhere knows what happened to Lindsay and I am appealing again, directly, to that person to come forward and help me solve the case.

– Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson

Sister of murdered teenager from Hebden Bridge breaks silence

The sister of murdered teenager Lindsay Rimer has spoken for the first time about the effect the death had on her family as they mark the 20th anniversary of her body being found.

13-year-old Lindsay's body was recovered from the Rochdale canal, five months after she disappeared from her home town of Hebden Bridge.

Thousands flocks to Hebden Bridge for annual duck race

Thousands of people have flocked to a West Yorkshire town to watch its annual duck race.

Annual rubber duck race at Hebden Bridge Credit: Sue Taylor

Crowds from all over the UK, lined the banks of the river at Hebden Bridge to see the event, which is one of the biggest in the town.

Crowds line the banks of the river at Heden Bridge to watch the event Credit: Sue Taylor

Around 700 ducks took part with the winner scooping a £300 cash prize.


Eat more fat and get fit, claims leading dietician

Fat can be good

Health experts have been giving their backing to controversial claims that a high fat, low carbohydrate diet leads to both weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

The claims are made in a book just launched by leading dietician Dr Trudi Deakin from Hebden Bridge - who says until now we have been influenced by 'misleading' research dating back to the 1950s.

Dr Deakin, who has trialled the diet herself, says she now eats 82 per cent fat and that she has 'never felt healthier'.

Eat Fat to tackle obesity and diabetes - claims leading dietitian

Leading dietitian Dr Trudi Deakin is launching a book - and her controversial "fat is good for you" diet in Hebden Bridge today.

Dietitian Dr Trudi Deakin

Among the guest speakers at the launch will be Professor David Haslam and Prof Dave Haslam, of the National Obesity Forum .

Sixty five NHS Trusts around the country have already signed up to West Yorkshire-based Dr Deakin's educational diet programmes, working with 50,000 patients

The launch of her new book " Eat Fat " will be held at 3pm at the Innovation Cafe, St George's Square, Hebden Bridge.

Coronation Street star's baby joy

Coronation Street actress Paula Lane, who plays Kylie Platt, has given birth to a baby boy.

The 28-year-old, who is from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, tweeted that her and husband Tom Shaw's "world is complete" following the arrival of their first child on New Year's Eve.

Lane's character left Weatherfield on Christmas Day following a row with her on-screen husband David over her drug addiction and continued involvement with ex-boyfriend Callum Logan.

She is due to return to the cobbles in Spring 2015.

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