The funeral of murdered grandmother, Delia Hughes, took place in Southampton today
Three weeks since the body of Delia Hughes was uncovered in her flat in Ocean Village, Hampshire Police outline their main lead.
Detectives searching for clues after the murder of pensioner Delia Hughes in August, have sent hundreds of items for forensic tests.
A man accused of killing a Hampshire pensioner has appeared in court.
Jamie Boult is charged with murdering Delia Hughes at her home in Ocean Village in Southampton last month. The 24 year old has been remanded in custody with a provisional trial date set for next March.
A man accused of killing a Hampshire pensioner is due in court today.
Delia Hughes was found dead in her home in Ocean Village in Southampton last month. Jamie Boult, 24 and from the city, is charged with murder.
A man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of an 85-year-old pensioner found bludgeoned to death in her home in Southampton. Unemployed Jamie Lee Boult, 24, of Chessel Crescent, Southampton, appeared before the city's magistrates accused of killing of DeliaHughes.
Officers investigating the murder of 85-year-old Delia Hughes in Southampton are turning to modern technology to catch her killer. Images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the murder have been projected onto buildings in the area.
Detectives from Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Crime Team are turning to modern technology as they continue to try to identify a man of significant interest to them in connection with the murder of 85-year-old Southampton woman Delia Hughes.
To coincide with the four week anniversary of Mrs Hughes' death on Saturday, officers will be trying to increase awareness about the man they want to speak to by projecting images of him onto buildings in the Woolston area of Southampton. That is where police believe he was last seen.
Officers investigating the murder of a Southampton pensioner say they have recovered a number of items of interest from a search of ornamental ponds in Ocean Village.
The body of Delia Hughes was found by her family in her apartment in August. The police are still trying to trace a man seen in the area on the morning Delia's body was discovered.
Detectives investigating the murder of Southampton pensioner Delia Hughes at the Ocean Village complex, say they hope fingertip searches of four ornamental lily ponds at the site will yield potential clues to the 85-year-old's death.
As well as items including bricks, bottles and glasses, officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Investigation Team (HMIT) also found several items of 'potential interest' to the inquiry team.
Detective Superintendent Tony Harris who is leading the investigation said: “These latest searches have revealed several items which may be linked to the murder of Delia Hughes.
"We have therefore sent them off for forensic analysis and we remain very much open minded as to whether they will provide us with any evidence. We now have to wait while scientists examine them and this could take several weeks.
“In the meantime the investigation team are following up numerous lines of enquiry and we have still been unable to identify a man who was seen in the Ocean Village area on the morning of Saturday, August 18, when Mrs Hughes’ body was discovered.
"It is imperative that we speak to this man as he could hold vital information. If anyone knows who this man is, we would ask them to contact us."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Southampton Central police station on 101 or Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting Operation Anglian.
Detectives hunting the killer of Southampton pensioner Delia Hughes have released another CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.
This latest image shows the man on Bridge Road in Woolston at approximately 8am on Saturday, August 18, the day the body of Mrs Hughes was discovered.
The man was later sighted by an Atlantic Close resident leaving Atlantic Close and walking off in the direction towards Tasman Close at around 9.30am.
Prior to that, CCTV cameras saw the same man in the general area of Atlantic Close and the Ocean Village complex from around 8.20am.
He is described a white, aged 25-30 years old, slim build, approximately 5ft 8ins to 5ft 11ins tall.
He was wearing a grey hooded jacket which was zipped at the front, faded blue jeans, white training shoes and had a small black rucksack resting on his back.
Call Hampshire Police on 0845 0454545.