Kent Police have confirmed they are no longer appealing for information regarding the man in the image
Police have identified a man after an appeal was launched in the murder probe of PCSO Julia James.
This evening, officers confirmed they are no longer appealing for information regarding the man in the image.
But despite identifying the individual, police are still asking anyone who might have useful information to come forward.
The 53-year-old PCSO was found dead next to Akholt Wood in Snowdown at around 4pm on Tuesday, April 27.
A post-mortem revealed Julia died from significant head injuries.
Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards from Kent Police said: “As throughout the investigation the power of the public and their support has helped this investigation and I want to take this opportunity to thank them for getting in touch to help us.
Julia James died of significant head injuries (Image: KMG / SWNS.COM)
“I can confirm we have identified the man in the photo and we no longer need the media to run his image, nor do we need further information about him at this time.
“It remains that we still need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time between 1pm and 4.30 pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021, as well as anyone local who may have seen something out of place at the time or who came across someone who made them feel uneasy – such as feeling compelled to cross the road or change the route they were walking.
“Despite identifying this individual, we are still keen to hear from those who have information that may help us.”