Loner who prowled woodland with weapon guilty of PCSO murder

A loner who prowled around woodland with a weapon in his backpack has been found guilty of the murder of a popular police community support officer. Callum Wheeler, 22, used a railway jack to beat mother-of-two Julia James to death as she walked her dog in fields and woodland near the back of her home in Snowdown, Kent. He was seen roaming around the countryside with the weapon the day before, and in the days after as hundreds of police officers scoured the area for clues. On Monday, a jury of eight women and four men at Canterbury Crown Court found him guilty of Mrs James’s murder.

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