Wiltshire

Sallyann John murder inquiry: Police have 'new leads'

Sally Ann John Image copyright Wiltshire Police
Image caption Sallyann John was last seen on Friday 8 September 1995 in Swindon

Murder detectives reinvestigating the disappearance of a woman in 1995 say they have been contacted by several people in the last 24 hours and have a number of leads to follow up.

Sallyann John had been working as a prostitute when she disappeared from Swindon, aged 23.

She was classified as a missing person but police said on Monday they believed she had been killed.

Officers are urging people to continue to come forward with information.

Det Insp Tim Corner, from Wiltshire's Major Crimes Investigation Team, said: "In the last 24 hours we have been contacted by several people who knew Sally back in 1995.

"We have several leads to follow up but I would urge the public to continue to get in touch - we need to speak to anyone who has the smallest bit of information.

"I believe someone holds the key to what happened to her."

'Teams of detectives'

He said leaflets were being handed out "to jog the memories of people in the area Sally was last seen, in Aylesbury Street and Station Road".

"It is 19 years since she went missing so we are asking the public to think back and come to us with any information during the days leading up to her disappearance on Friday 8 September 1995.

"We have significant new lines of inquiry that teams of detectives are looking into as we speak but we do need the help of those who knew Sally to really piece together her last days.

"Sally's family has been waiting a long time for closure and someone out there could provide this by speaking to police."

Det Insp Corner refused to say which new lines of inquiry were being followed up.

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