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Friends of murdered Greenhithe schoolgirl Claire Tiltman plan memorial walk

PUBLISHED: 15:24 04 January 2013

Claire Tiltman (far left) with Lisa Gribbin (second from left) and other school friends

Claire Tiltman (far left) with Lisa Gribbin (second from left) and other school friends

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Friends of schoolgirl Claire Tiltman who was stabbed to death in Greenhithe 20 years ago are holding a candlelit walk in her memory.

The group hope that they will raise awareness of the unsolved murder in the wake of the death of Claire’s parents - her mother Lin died in 2008 and her father Cliff died in September last year.

Claire’s best friend from school, Lisa Gribbin, who now lives in Scotland, has helped launch a website - justiceforclaire.co.uk - to continue the Tiltmans’ fight for justice.

She said: “You see in the news old cases being solved and we just wish so much that it is Claire’s time. The pain never goes away and I think about what she would be doing now, whether she would have had kids, and whether I’d be taking them to the play ground.

“Cliff was scared she would be forgotten when he died. Now we are here to keep fighting on.”

Claire was murdered just four days after her 16th birthday as she took a short cut to a friend’s house.

On January 18, 2013, 20 years to the day she was murdered, a candlelit memorial walk will start at Horns Cross opposite the Bull pub at 6pm, leading to the spot she died and then across to St Mary’s Church for a short service beginning at 7pm.

Anyone is welcome to join and is asked to bring a candle or a torch.

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