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Victoria Hall murder: Police arrest man more than 20 years after Trimley St Mary teenager found dead




Detectives investigating the murder of 17-year-old Victoria Hall in 1999 have today arrested a man in connection with her death.

Victoria, from Trimley St Mary, disappeared more than 20 years ago, in the early hours of September 19, 1999, after a night out with a friend at Bandbox nightclub in Felixstowe's Bent Hill.

The pair left the nightclub at around 1am and bought food from the Bodrum Grill in Undercliff Road West, before walking back to their home town.

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

They parted ways at around 2.20am in High Road, close to the junction with Faulkeners Way - just yards away from Victoria's family home.

Later that morning, her parents awoke to find that the teenager had not returned home and called the police.

Five days later, Victoria's naked body was found by a dog walker in a ditch beside a field in Creeting Lane, Creeting St Peter - 25 miles away from where she was last seen.

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

This morning, a man was arrested on suspicion of murder and was taken into police custody for questioning.

A police spokesman said he has not previously been arrested as part of the inquiry.

He added: "Detectives continue to ask for anyone with information about Victoria’s death to contact the Major Investigation Team."

You can get in touch with the MIT via the following:

  • (if calling before 10pm tomorrow) 0800 092 0410 or 0207 158 0124
  • (if calling after 10pm tomorrow) 01473 782059 and quote Operation Avon
  • or on the online portal here

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