A man has been convicted of a muder that took place in Brixton 13 years ago. Dialo Hall, 33, who is of no fixed abode, was found guilty today of the murder of 27-year-old Dennis Cowan in October 2000.
A Detective Chief Inspector said the conviction is an example of the commitment of the Metropolitan Police, to find people responsible for violent crime, no matter how much time has passed, or how far a suspect is willing to flee.
It is not the first time the murder of Debbie Linsley has been re-investigated. In 2002 police thought that they had made a similar breakthrough, giving them the ability to complete a map of the killer's DNA , left behind at the scene.
Here is a news report from 13 September 2002.
Police have re-launched the murder investigation of a woman who was murdered on a train travelling to London. They are appealing for information after detectives announced a DNA breakthrough that could help identify the murderer of Debbie Linsley.
Ronke Phillips has more.
Police are appeal for fresh information to help solve the murder of Debbie Linsley.
She was stabbed to death on a train travelling from Orpington to London Victoria in 1988.
We will have more of this interview on our evening programme at 6pm.
Police have re-opened an investigation into a murder that happened 25 years ago.
Debbie Linsley was brutally murdered in 1988 whilst she was travelling on a train from Orpington to London Victoria.
The murder shocked the nation, but the killer was never caught.
However, detectives announced a DNA breakthrough that could identify the murderer.
They have resubmitted bloodstains from the murder scene to the Forensic Science Service which, using sensitive, new techniques, has pinpointed the killer's "genetic fingerprint".