Foster father re-arrested over Billie Jo's murder

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The foster father of Billie-Jo Jenkins, the teenager murdered in the back garden of her home a month ago, was re-arrested yesterday by detectives investigating the schoolgirl's death.

Sion Jenkins, a 39-year-old deputy headmaster, who was released on police bail after questioning last month, was re-arrested in Hastings, east Sussex. After his arrest, police obtained a magistrates' warrant allowing them to question him at Hastings police station for up to a further 36 hours. A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Detectives investigating the murder of Billie-Jo Jenkins in Hastings today re-arrested a local man in his thirties who was released on police bail on February 25."

Mr and Mrs Jenkins's foster daughter Billie-Jo, 13, was found bludgeoned to death with a metal tent spike on the patio of her home in the town on 15 February.