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all about me: Norfolk headless body 0

all about me: Norfolk headless body

The Norfolk headless body case relates to a woman, believed murdered, who died around the first or second week of August 1974. Her decapitated body was found near Swaffham, Norfolk, England, on 27 August 1974. Her head has never been found.

The woman has never been identified; however, one theory that police are working on is that she was a prostitute known as “The Duchess” who worked the Great Yarmouth docks under that name and who disappeared in the summer of 1974. Origins: After the woman’s remains were exhumed in 2008, samples of her toenails, hair and thigh bone were subjected to DNA and isotopic analysis. A full DNA profile was obtained but there was no match with any database, but the independent isotopic analyses carried out by professor Wolfram Meier-Augenstein and another scientist, which looks at the traces left in the body from the water consumed during a person’s lifetime, both indicated that she was probably from the central Europe area including Denmark, Germany, Austria and Northern Italy.

Family: From a second post-mortem examination of the woman, Norfolk police learned that her pelvic girdle had widened which happens during pregnancy to allow a woman to give birth, indicating that she probably had at least one child. Death: The badly decomposed body of the woman was found on 27 August 1974 by Andrew Head (19), a tractor driver, who was out walking when he found the body on land belonging to Sir Peter Roberts. Head later recalled: “I lifted one corner of the cover over the body and that was enough I could see what it was.

I went home and phoned the police.” The body was near a track leading to Brake Hill Farm, Brandon Road, near Swaffham, Norfolk. Combine harvesters were used to clear fields to allow them to be searched. Police believe the woman died in the first or second week of August 1974.

She was estimated to be aged between 23 and 35 and 5ft to 5ft 2in tall. Her hands and legs were bound to her body and she was wearing only a pink 1969 Marks & Spencer nightdress. She had been decapitated.

Her head has never been found. Her body was wrapped in a plastic sheet embossed with the words National Cash Registers. A collector in the United States identified the cover as being from a payroll machine and the exact model but the enquiry also established that thousands of the machines would have been made with many exported.

With her body was a length of rope that was unusual in being made of four strands, rather than the more usual three or five strands. An expert told police that the composition of the rope “suggests it was made for use with agricultural machinery”. Police traced the place of manufacture of the rope to Dundee in Scotland but the firms that made that type of rope have since ceased trading.

The first murder enquiry into the death ran from 1974 to 1975 during which time police spoke to 15,000 people and took 700 statements. They completed 6,750 house to house questionnaires. In 2008, Norfolk Police exhumed the woman’s body under Operation Monton and took a DNA sample but were unable to identify the woman.

They established that she was right-handed, had probably given birth, had consumed water found in Scotland and that fish and crabs formed an important part of her diet. They have issued several appeals for information. In 2008, the case was featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme.

In 2011, police made another appeal and identified 540 missing women as a result of fresh enquiries. In 2016, the case featured on television again and twice in the online version of BBC News. “The Duchess”: Following a call from a former police officer, after the case featured on Crimewatch in 2008, Norfolk police are examining a theory that the woman is “The Duchess”, a prostitute who lived in Great Yarmouth docks and who disappeared in the summer of 1974 leaving all her possessions behind. “The Duchess” is believed to have arrived in the port town on the Esbjerg Ferry from Denmark. Her clients were lorry drivers who travelled between Esbjerg and Yarmouth using the ferry and she also sometimes accompanied drivers on deliveries in England.

She was 23 35 years old and 5 feet 2 inches tall.

In 1973 74 she lived for four or five months in the dockers’ hut at the Ocean terminal.

She also spent time in custody but the records relating to that time have been destroyed and the police do not know the woman’s real name, nor can they be sure that the dead woman is indeed “The Duchess”.

High alert across Odisha ahead of Republic Day 0

High alert across Odisha ahead of Republic Day

A high alert has been sounded across Odisha ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, Director General of Police (DGP) K.B. Singh said on Sunday. Four-tier security arrangements have been put in place in the state capital for the celebrations, he added.

In view of a security threat information received from intelligence bureau and other security agencies, a high alert has been sounded across the state. All district collectors and superintendents of police have been asked to stay alert during the Republic Day celebrations, Singh said after inspecting a full-dress rehearsal at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here. He said extra security measures have been taken for Maoist-affected districts of the state.

Governor S.C.

Jamir will unfurl the Tricolour and take salute at the parade at the state-level Republic Day celebrations in Bhubaneswar.

Sentinel Housing Association » Dealing with domestic abuse 0

Sentinel Housing Association » Dealing with domestic abuse

December 1, 2015 Domestic abuse is when one partner harms another partner in some way. It can happen even after the relationship is over. This is where one partner is: Physically abusing you Harassing you Making threats Withholding money or other things Destroying your things Emotionally abusing you Domestic abuse can occur in all types of relationships and men can also suffer domestic abuse.

It s a hard hitting fact that 25% of women and 16% of men are affected by domestic violence during their adult lifetimes. Even more shocking is that 2 women on average are killed each week by their partner or ex-partner in England and Wales. We re raising awareness for The National 16 Days of Action against domestic violence, 25 November 10 December.

Mike Shepherd our Development and Regeneration Director, spoke to Paul Ross on BBC Radio Berkshire about the 5 homes we ll be providing in Hampshire, to help people move on from domestic violence. Listen to the interview here, it starts at 18 mins 10 secs 1 I think I may be suffering domestic abuse If you think you may be experiencing domestic abuse, there are three important steps to take: Recognise that it s happening to you. Often behaviour is repeated over again.

Some abusers say sorry and persuade you that it won t happen again. Accept that you re not to blame it s not easy to explain your partner s behaviour and many victims blame themselves. It s not your fault.

Nobody deserves to suffer this. Tell someone it can be very difficult to take the first step and ask for help. You may find it easier to talk to somebody you trust first.

There are many organisations out there to offer help and support. What can I do? It s a good idea to try to prepare in case you need to leave urgently: Find somewhere safe to stay in an emergency.

This could be with friends or relatives, at a woman s refuge or in emergency accommodation through your local council Save extra money for a bus or taxi fare Get an extra set of keys to the house/car Take important documents and medication What can we do? We ll work with the council and police to get you somewhere safe to stay. We ll try and get you a housing transfer if you can t stay in your home.

Rent arrears won t stop you from being moved to another property. We can also refer you to organisations who can give you more specialist advice and support. If you report domestic abuse, we ll contact you within one working day.

We ll try to arrange for you to be interviewed by someone of the same gender or ethnic background if you wish I think a neighbour or friend is experiencing domestic abuse what can I do to help? Make sure that they re safe. This is the most important thing.

If you suspect an incident is taking place, call the police on 999. Be understanding, supportive and a good listener. They may have to trust you before they can admit that this is happening.

If you re critical, it may stop them telling you any more. Respect their decisions. It may take time for them to get enough courage to seek help or leave the relationship.

You can t force them to take action it must be their decision. Help them get help. They may need you to go to hospital with them, or report it to the police.

You might be able to get information and advice from other organisations on their behalf. Keep yourself safe. Don t offer to talk to the abuser as you may put yourself in danger, and the abuser may punish the person affected by domestic abuse for confiding in you.

Organisations that can help Police Emergencies 999 Non-emergencies 101 Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership 2 Crimestoppers Give information anonymously about crime 3 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers isn t an emergency service and if you see a crime taking place you should ring 999 to report it immediately. If you are a victim of crime you should report this to your local police.

Advice, support and refuge for women 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 4 0808 2000247 Rights of Women 5 6 Legal helpline: 020 7251 6577 Sexual violence helpline: 020 7251 8887 Stonham Home Group Basingstoke Domestic Abuse Outreach Service 01256 478888 Stonham Home Group Rushmoor and Hart Refuge 01252 337026 Stonham Home Group Eastleigh Refuge 01590 689 497 South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service 01483 577392 Surrey Domestic Abuse (24 hour helpline) 01483 776822 Refuge 7 West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Service 0800 731 0055 Women s Aid 8 Advice and support for men ManKind 9 01823 334244 Men s Advice Line 10 0808 8010327 Advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people Broken Rainbow 11 0300 999 5428 London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard 12 020 7837 7324 Advice and support for children Childline 13 0800 1111 The Hideout 14 Advice and support for parents and families Family Lives 15 0808 8002222 Gingerbread (single parent families) 16 0808 802 0925 Reunite International (for parents of abducted children) 17 01162 556 234 Advice and support for adults caring for children Barnardo s 18 National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 19 0808 800 5000 Advice and support for older people Action on Elder Abuse 080 8808 8141 General advice Citizens Advice Bureau 20 Aldershot 08444 111 304 Alton 0844 4111306 (landlines) / 0300 3300650 (mobiles) Andover and District 01264 365534 Basingstoke 0844 2451283 Camberley 01276 684 342 Eastleigh 023 8061 6046 Farnborough 08444 111 304 Farnham 0844 848 7969 Fleet 01252 617922 Godalming 0844 848 7969 Guildford 01483 576699 Tadley 01189 817760 Yateley 01252 878410 West Berkshire 08444 77 99 80 Winchester 01962 848000 Housing Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Housing Services 21 01256 844844 East Hampshire District Council Housing Options and Advice Team 22 01730 234345 Eastleigh Borough Council Housing Services 23 023 80688165 Guildford Borough Council Housing Advice Centre 24 01483 444244 Hart District Council Housing Services 25 01252 622122 Rushmoor Borough Council Housing Services 26 01252 398399 Surrey Heath Borough Council 27 01276 707127 Test Valley Borough Council Housing Options Team 28 01264 368000 / 01792 527700 Waverley Borough Council Housing and Tenancy 29 01483 523169 West Berkshire Council Housing Operations Team 30 01635 519530 Shelter 31 0808 8004444 Legal advice Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority 32 0800 358 3601 Community Legal Advice 33 0845 345 4 345 National Centre for Domestic Violence 34 0844 8044 999 Specialist advice, counselling and support Forced Marriage Unit 35 020 7008 0151 National Stalking Helpline 36 0808 802 0300 Rape Crisis Helpline 37 0808 8029999 Relate 38 0300 1001234 Samaritans 39 0845 7909090 Victim Support 40 0845 3030900 You can call us free on 0800 195 5515 or email [email protected] 41 for more information.

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