Recognition for work on murder case

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A FENLAND police officer was among those to receive praise at the Chief Constable’s Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday.

The event, held at Cambridgeshire Police HQ, celebrated the bravery, care and dedication of officers, staff and members of the public over the past 12 months.

Intelligence analyst Dave Stacey was commended for his “professional skill, tenacity and investigative ability” during the inquiry into the murder of Jolanta Dumciuviene in May 2010.

Detectives investigating the killing of 38-year-old Jolanta at a property in Milner Road, Wisbech, had arrested and charged a man with murder but Mr Stacey was asked to analyse all the information collated on other individuals who lived at the shared accommodation and an adjacent property in order to eliminate them from the inquiry.

As a result of his work, 26-year-old Tomas Acas became a suspect and after further investigations was charged with murder.

Acas was jailed for life at Cambridge Crown Court in February.