Victoria Hall: Man arrested on suspicion of 1999 murder of teenage girl

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Police have arrested a man as part of the inquiry into the murder of Victoria Hall (Suffolk Police)
Police have arrested a man as part of the inquiry into the murder of Victoria Hall (Suffolk Police)

Suffolk Police have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of a 17-year-old girl who went missing on her way home from a nightclub in 1999.

Victoria Hall was abducted and killed on her way home from a nightclub in Suffolk 21 years ago.

Her naked body was found in a ditch on 24 September 1999, five days after she was last seen alive.

Suffolk Police reopened their investigation in 2019 after receiving fresh witness information, which they would not expand upon.

Ms Hall, from Trimley St Mary, left home on the evening of September 18, 1999 for a night out with a friend at the Bandbox nightclub in Felixstowe.

The girls left the club at around 1am the following morning and parted ways at around 2.20am, yards from Victoria’s home.

Her parents awoke in the morning to discover their daughter had not returned home and a missing persons inquiry was launched.

Her body was found five days later in Creeting St Peter, around 25 miles (40km) from where she was last seen, without her clothing or possessions.

The man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the inquiry has been taken into police custody, where he remains for questioning, Suffolk police said.

He is not someone who has previously been arrested as part of the inquiry, the force said.

No details were given about his age or where he was arrested.

Detectives are urging anyone with information about Victoria’s death to contact the Major Investigation Team.

Call the incident room directly on either 0800 092 0410 or 020 7158 0124.

These lines will be open until 10pm on Thursday, and thereafter, people are asked to call 01473 782059 and quote Operation Avon.

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