Fresh appeal for help over Jackie's death

By Tim Clarke 24/04 Updated: 25/04 09:30

DETECTIVES investigating the death of a Dines Green woman have released this picture of her in a bid to help piece together her last known movements.

Jacqueline Harrison, better known as Jackie, was found dead at her flat in Gresham Road, Dines Green, on Thursday, April 12 after suffering a serious assault.

Police say she was last seen by someone on Saturday, March 17 - almost four weeks before her body was found - and they urgently want to hear from anyone who may have seen her since that date.

William Cummins, 51, and of no fixed abode, has been charged with her murder.

Detective Inspector Gerry Smith, from West Mercia Police's Major Investigation Unit who is leading the inquiry, said: "We charged a man with Jackie's murder last week, however our inquiries continue into what happened to her.

"We still do not know what her whereabouts were for nearly four weeks before she was found dead in her flat by officers and it's vital we trace her last known movements.

"Jackie had a problem with alcohol dependency and mixed with a lot of other people in Worcester who also drank heavily, as well as the homeless. She was known to go off for days and ‘sofa surf' with people she knew.

"We want to speak to anyone who knew her, no matter how little, and that's why we are releasing her photo at this time in case it jogs anyone's memory.

"We need to know who she associated with, especially in recent weeks. Please think back - did you see Jackie recently, what was she doing and who was she with?"

DI Smith and the Operation Mallard team can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Cummins was charged with murdering Ms Harrison on Thursday (19 April). He was remanded in custody at Worcester Crown Court the following day until he is due to appear for a plea and case management hearing on Monday, July 16.

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