UPDATE: Police search vehicles at Stone home as part of Claire Tiltman investigation

PUBLISHED: 14:31 12 September 2013 | UPDATED: 14:32 12 September 2013

Officers investigating the murder of Claire Tiltman search a car and home in Stone.

Officers investigating the murder of Claire Tiltman search a car and home in Stone.


Police are still searching a house in Stone in connection with the murder of Claire Tiltman 20 years ago.

Officers have been at the scene, in Myrtle Place, since this morning and have been seen searching a house, a caravan and a silver car.

A black bag was reportedly earlier removed from the house and placed into an evidence bag.

A spokesman for The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate Cold Case Investigation Team described the search as “standard practice” and said the case will be reviewed “regularly”.

The 15-year-old, of Woodward Terrace, Greenhithe, was murdered in 1993. She was discovered in an alleyway, just off London Road, with more than 40 stab wounds.

Earlier today a Twitter account for the campaign Justice for Claire said: “My heart is in my throat. Everything crossed for a positive outcome. Waited long enough.”

In January this year Prime Minister David Cameron commented on the case after it was brought to his attention by Dartford MP, Gareth Johnson.

He said: “It is a particularly tragic case because, as he says, the parents of this girl have both died…of course we will do everything we can but above all its for other people, anyone who knows anything about this case, to talk to Kent Police.”

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