Police search Stone home in bid to solve 20-year-old Claire Tiltman murder

PUBLISHED: 12:08 12 September 2013 | UPDATED: 12:09 12 September 2013

Claire Tiltman

Claire Tiltman


A Dartford home is today being search by police investigating the historic murder of Claire Tiltman.

The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate Cold Case Investigation Team are at an address in Myrtle Place, Stone, as part of “on-going enquiries”.

A spokesman said: “It is standard practice that undetected murders such as Claire’s will be reviewed regularly. The activity today is part of that ongoing review.”

Claire, of Woodward Terrace, was found dead 20 years ago having been stabbed more than 40 times in an alleyway off London Road, Greenhithe.

The murder came just four days before her 16th birthday and remains unsolved.

Her mother, Linda, died five years ago and her father, Cliff, died last year.

The initial police enquiry accumulated more than 16,000 pages of paperwork, though the killer was never found.

Gareth Johnson, MP for Dartford, has praised the police efforts in continuing to solve the the murder of the Dartford Grammar schooolgirl.

He said: “Clearly the effort to secure justice for Claire continues. I am re-assured that Kent Police are working diligently, leaving no stone unturned to bring Claire’s killer to justice.

“This is very much an active investigation and that should be welcomed.”

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