Police hunting ‘Midsomer Murder’ killer to begin knocking on doors to ask for DNA
Detective Superintendent Nick May of Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “We want to thank all those men who attended the voluntary sessions in Bosham, Fishbourne and Chichester over the three-week session to give their DNA.
“The response has been positive. We still need those men who have not come forward to do so.
“We will be doing house-to-house enquiries and knocking on doors during a week of action from Monday 6 April to 12 April asking those who have not given their DNA to consider doing so.
“If we don’t get a reply we will also be sending out further letters asking them to attend Chichester police station to give their DNA.
“We have to be tenacious in our efforts to catch the killer.
“But we do understand that this is an entirely voluntary process and there is no compulsion for anyone to co-operate with us.
“We simply want to do the best we can for Valerie’s family and for the community in bringing the killer to justice.”
More than 9,500 people have been interviewed as part of the investigation and a £20,000 reward has been offered for information that could help lead to the capture of the person responsible.
Detective Constable Steve Taylor from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team explained: “The process is painless and should take no longer than 10 minutes.
“It is important for the public to understand that we will only use the samples obtained to check against this particular crime and their DNA profile will not appear on any database.”
Indeed? In regard to the final sentence from this mealy-mouthed copper, I am reminded of that old saying : If you believe that, you’ll believe anything!