Murder investigation appeal to Eastern European community

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APPEALS directly to the Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian communities in the King’s Lynn and Wisbech areas are being issued by Norfolk Police as the murder inquiry into the death of 17-year-old Alisa Dmitrijeva continues.

Following extensive local, national and international coverage of the case in English, posters have been produced in Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian to appeal to those communities to come forward with information.

Alisa and her family came to the UK from Latvia in 2009.

DCI Jes Fry, of the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, and who is leading the investigation into the case, hopes that people from within these communities in King’s Lynn and Wisbech may be able to assist.

He said: “Alisa socialised within her own ethnic community and so those people may remember seeing her in the timeframe we’re looking at, between midday on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 and midnight on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, or may have heard something about her disappearance and death.

“A poster has been produced which will be displayed around Wisbech and King’s Lynn in key locations. I would encourage anyone with any information, however small or insignificant it may seem, to call us on 101.

“We have access to a language line and interpreters who can help anyone calling Norfolk Constabulary. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.”

Anyone with any information relating to the incident should contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

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