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Fresh appeal in Victoria Hall case sparks 'new lines of enquiry'

Victoria Hall disappeared after a night out in 1999. Credit: Family picture

Police say the the re-opening of a 20 year old cold case involving the murder of Suffolk student Victoria Hall has generated new lines of enquiry.

17-year-old Victoria from Trimley St Mary disappeared after a night out in Felixstowe on September 19th 1999. She and her friend Gemma Algar had been to the Bandbox nightclub in Felixstowe before walking back to Victoria's house. They parted company, with Gemma later saying she then heard what she thought were female screams.

A few days later her naked body was discovered in a ditch 25 miles away in Creeting St Peter. It's thought she'd been suffocated.

The parents of Victoria have made a new appeal for information. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The fresh appeal involved new CCTV footage from near the murder scene, captured in the weeks after Victoria was found. One incident reveals a man emerging from a van with a torch and looking around. On another occasion, there's a group of people at the scene. Victoria's parents also spoke of their hope for new information.

Police are trying to identify this man. Credit: Suffolk Police

Since the appeal Suffolk Police have had over 40 calls generating 'new lines of enquiry.' Detectives have described it as an excellent response and great news for Victoria's family.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Investigation Team on: 0800 0961233 or 01473 613513 quoting Operation Avon.

Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org