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Public urged to line the streets for funeral of PCSO Julia James

The daughter of PCSO Julia James has called on the community to “come together once more” as her mother is laid to rest.

Community members in Kent have come out to support the family of murder victim Julia James.

PCSO James, 53, was found dead in Akholt Wood close to her home in Snowdown, Kent, on April 27.

The death sparked a huge murder investigation involving dozens of officers from all over the country.

A funeral service was held at Canterbury Cathedral today (Thursday 22 July) following a procession, with members of the public invited to line the streets near where the officer lived.

Her daughter Bethan Coles said this morning on Facebook: “It would be lovely to see the community come together once more; so if you wish to gather in the Market Square or line the streets for a final farewell please do so!

“There will be a small private wake however the Ratling will be open for those wishing to have a drink in my Mum’s memory and have kindly offered to open early and show the service on their big screen should anyone wish to see it.”

The funeral procession passed through the village of Aylesham, near where PCSO James lived.

Those who attended the service in Canterbury at 12pm were asked to wear blue in a nod to Ms James’s many years of service to Kent Police.

Bethan read a poem at the service, and temporary Detective Superintendent Gavin Moss spoke on behalf of the force.

Callum Wheeler, 21, from Aylesham, has been charged with Ms James’s murder and a trial date has been set for November 29.

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