25th anniversary of brutal train murder

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.

Debbie Linsley was brutally murdered on the Victoria line in 1988
Debbie Linsley was brutally murdered on the Victoria line in 1988

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".

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Cold case sparked to life

Police have re-launched the murder investigation of a woman who was murdered on a train in London. They are appealing for information after detectives announced a DNA breakthrough that could identify the murderer of Debbie Linsley.