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Victoria Hall murder: Suffolk Police granted custody extension to question suspect




Police have been given more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of murdering Suffolk teenager Victoria Hall in 1999.

Detectives who reopened the case into the 17 year old's death in 2019 arrested a man in connection with her death yesterday morning.

A custody extension has now been granted to allow them to continue questioning the suspect, who police said had not previously been arrested as part of the inquiry.

Victoria Hall was only 17 when she went missing after a night out in Felixstowe. Picture: Suffolk Police
Victoria Hall was only 17 when she went missing after a night out in Felixstowe. Picture: Suffolk Police

The Trimley St Mary teenager was last seen alive in the early hours of September 19, just yards away from her family home.

She and a friend had been for a night out at Felixstowe's Bandbox nightclub in Bent Hill.

The pair left the club at around 1am and bought food from the Bodrum Grill in Undercliff Road West, before starting to make their way back home on foot.

A police officer places flowers near the spot in Creeting St Peter, where the body of Victoria Hall was discovered (Sean Dempsey/PA)
A police officer places flowers near the spot in Creeting St Peter, where the body of Victoria Hall was discovered (Sean Dempsey/PA)

The young friends parted ways at around 2.20am in High Road, close to the junction with Faulkeners Way, but Victoria never made it home.

The following morning, her parents awoke to find her missing and called the police.

Victoria's naked body was discovered by a dog walker 25 miles away in a ditch in Creeting Lane, Creeting St Peter, five days later.

Twenty years after she was found dead, Suffolk Police announced that they had re-opened the case after new information came to light.

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