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Police search house in connection with 1993 murder

Myrtle Place, Greenhithe
Police vehicles outside house being searched in connection with 1993 murder

Kent Police have carried out a search of a house in connection with the murder of schoolgirl Claire Tiltman. The 16-year-old was stabbed to death near Dartford in 1993.

Officers searched the property on Myrtle Place in Greenhithe this morning.

Claire Tiltman
Claire Tiltman aged 16 was stabbed to death in 1993

Detectives have released a short statement about the investigation.

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Kent Police search address over 1993 schoolgirl murder

Kent Police have issued a statement about their search of an address near Dartford in connection with the 1993 murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Claire Tiltman.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate Cold Case Investigation Team conducted a search warrant at an address in Myrtle Place, Stone, near Dartford, on Thursday 12 September as part of their on-going enquiries into the historic murder of Claire Tiltman. It is standard practice that undetected murders such as Claire's will be reviewed regularly. The activity on Thursday 12 September is part of that ongoing review.

– Kent Police

Fresh appeal for witnesses

Kent Police have renewed an appeal for information on an unsolved murder following the death of the victim's father.

Cliff Tiltman, the father of Kent schoolgirl Claire Tiltman who was murdered in 1993, has died without seeing his daughter's killer behind bars.

Mr Tiltman, who was in a nursing home, died on 14th September 2012 and his funeral is being held today, 2nd October 2012.

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