Billie-Jo suspect image released

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Detectives hunting the killer of the schoolgirl Billie-Jo Jenkins, 13, yesterday issued a computer-generated image of a young man they urgently want to trace. He was seen walking from a side entrance to the house where Billie-Jo lived with her guardians and sisters on Boxing Day last year, when the family was visiting relatives.

Detective Superintendent Jeremy Paine said: "He was in his late teens or early 20s, about 6ft tall and powerfully built, wearing fawn-coloured trousers, a black shiny bomber jacket and black woollen hat." Billie- Jo was found bludgeoned to death with a metal tent spike on the patio of her home in Hastings on Saturday.