During the attack in a narrow country lane Josie, 10, suffered appalling head injuries after being beaten with a hammer and spent months in hospital on the slow road to recovery. By January she was sufficiently recovered to return to school, and in May, she began to remember details of the attack and has been helping police piece details together and look at new lines of inquiry.
A Kent Police spokesman said last night that detectives hunting the killer were due to meet officials from the CPS later this week. They will examine whether the results can be used as evidence in any prosecution.
It is understood that Josie was accompanied by her father, Dr Shaun Russell, a former university lecturer, as she watched the parade from behind a one-way glass screen.
One of the nine men in the parade had previously been questioned by police about the attack before being released. Other witnesses, including a farm worker and a female motorist who saw a car pulling out from a dirt track near the scene of the attack are also thought to have studied the line-up.Reuse content