Fresh appeal for information as police launch review into 1983 murder of Janice Weston

Janice Weston

Janice Weston - Credit: Archant

Police have launched a cold case review into the murder of a woman near Brampton in 1983.

Janice's car in London.

Janice's car in London. - Credit: Archant

Thirty-five years ago today (Tuesday) Janice Weston’s body was found in a ditch near a lay-by on the northbound carriageway of the A1 close to the Brampton Hut roundabout.

A post mortem examination concluded Janice died as a result of blows to the head.

Janice, 36, was living in London and was a solicitor and partner in a well-established firm. She was last seen alive at about 4.15pm at her London office the day before her body was found.

Her car, a silver Alfa Romeo Alfetta, was missing when her body was found. It was later discovered abandoned in Redhill Road, London.

The A1 at the time of the incident.

The A1 at the time of the incident. - Credit: Archant


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Despite an extensive police investigation and a reconstruction on Crimewatch, nobody has ever been convicted of Janice’s murder.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire major crime unit are conducting a review of the murder, exploring new forensic opportunities and appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Assistant investigator Kelly Knibbs said: “We’re now 35 years on from Janice’s death, but no unsolved murder investigation is ever closed.

“We’ve been conducting a review of the case and are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about what happened.

Hunts Post with the Murder of Janice weston

Hunts Post with the Murder of Janice weston - Credit: Archant

“In addition to any new information, we’re also keen to speak to people who came forward during the original investigation but maybe did not tell us everything they knew, or those who spoke to Crimewatch but not directly to police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting Op Oakmere or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Hunts Post with the Murder of Janice weston

Hunts Post with the Murder of Janice weston - Credit: Archant

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