Fresh appeal over murder of woman near A1 Brampton Hut

The A1 at Brampton where Janice's body was found in 1983
The A1 at Brampton where Janice's body was found in 1983
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Police are re-appealing for information concerning the murder of a woman near the A1 at the Brampton Hut Interchange.

Thirty-five years ago today, September 11, 1983, 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.

Victim: Janice Weston

Victim: Janice Weston

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.

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.

Janice's car left in London in 1983

Janice's car left in London in 1983

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.

“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.