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PCSO Julia James: Candlelight vigil a week on from her death PCSO Julia James: Candlelight vigil a week on from her death
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Julia James's body was found near her home in SnowdownJulia James's body was found near her home in Snowdown
People are being asked to light candles from their doorsteps tonight, as a "nod" to murdered PCSO Julia James.People are being asked to light candles from their doorsteps tonight, as a "nod" to murdered PCSO Julia James.
A week on from the discovery of the 53-year-old's body in woodland near Dover, Kent, police have no motive for her killing and have made no arrests.A week on from the discovery of the 53-year-old's body in woodland near Dover, Kent, police have no motive for her killing and have made no arrests.
In a Facebook post, Ms James' daughter Bethan Coles said she had been asked about a vigil and was "so grateful for people wanting to remember her".In a Facebook post, Ms James' daughter Bethan Coles said she had been asked about a vigil and was "so grateful for people wanting to remember her".
But she wanted "all police resources to be concentrating on the investigation".But she wanted "all police resources to be concentrating on the investigation".
Ms Coles said she was "very conscious that any gathering would need to be policed, if it was even allowed," adding: "I've discussed this with my family and we are in agreement that we would prefer all police resources to be concentrating on the investigation as there is so much work to be done."Ms Coles said she was "very conscious that any gathering would need to be policed, if it was even allowed," adding: "I've discussed this with my family and we are in agreement that we would prefer all police resources to be concentrating on the investigation as there is so much work to be done."
Police officers continue their search of fields close to the hamlet of Snowdown, near AyleshamPolice officers continue their search of fields close to the hamlet of Snowdown, near Aylesham
Those wishing to remember Ms James are invited to light a candle for her and leave it on their doorstep at 19:00 BST.Those wishing to remember Ms James are invited to light a candle for her and leave it on their doorstep at 19:00 BST.
"This would be a beautiful nod to Mum in a way that doesn't intrude on the police investigation," she added."This would be a beautiful nod to Mum in a way that doesn't intrude on the police investigation," she added.
Vehicles in the area where Ms James' body was found were stopped by police on Tuesday, as officers looked to speak to people who had not yet come forward.Vehicles in the area where Ms James' body was found were stopped by police on Tuesday, as officers looked to speak to people who had not yet come forward.
Meanwhile, the National Crime Agency has helped the investigation, giving advice on specialist forensic search techniques, Kent Police said.Meanwhile, the National Crime Agency has helped the investigation, giving advice on specialist forensic search techniques, Kent Police said.
Flowers left in memory of PCSO Julia JamesFlowers left in memory of PCSO Julia James
Chief constable Alan Pughsley said Ms James' death had an "immense" impact on the force, adding: "We are in deep shock and trying to do all we can to find the offender.Chief constable Alan Pughsley said Ms James' death had an "immense" impact on the force, adding: "We are in deep shock and trying to do all we can to find the offender.
"It's a bit raw when it's one of your own, but we will do everything we can, as we would with any murder.""It's a bit raw when it's one of your own, but we will do everything we can, as we would with any murder."
Officers and staff are to hold a minute's silence at 14:30 BST. Officers and staff held a minute's silence at 14:30 BST.
Bethan Coles will lead the doorstep vigil tonightBethan Coles will lead the doorstep vigil tonight
On Monday, Kent Police advised people living near Akholt Wood, Snowdown, to tell someone where they are going if they leave their home, and to plan their route.On Monday, Kent Police advised people living near Akholt Wood, Snowdown, to tell someone where they are going if they leave their home, and to plan their route.
Ch Insp Dan Carter said people should "remain cautious, vigilant and aware of your surroundings when you are out and about".Ch Insp Dan Carter said people should "remain cautious, vigilant and aware of your surroundings when you are out and about".
The body of Ms James, who had left home to walk her dog, was found a few hundred yards from her house.The body of Ms James, who had left home to walk her dog, was found a few hundred yards from her house.
A post-mortem examination found she died from blunt force trauma.A post-mortem examination found she died from blunt force trauma.
A white police tent has been put up near the search areaA white police tent has been put up near the search area
On Sunday, Ms James's uncle Michael Turnbull appealed on social media for help to find her killer, whom he referred to as a "monster".On Sunday, Ms James's uncle Michael Turnbull appealed on social media for help to find her killer, whom he referred to as a "monster".
Ms James's family have described her as a "fiercely loyal" wife, mother, daughter and grandmother who loved people "with her whole heart".Ms James's family have described her as a "fiercely loyal" wife, mother, daughter and grandmother who loved people "with her whole heart".
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