Hunt for murdered girl's blazer on railway

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THE RAILWAY line between Waltham Cross and Brimsdown, in Enfield, north London was searched by police yesterday in the hope of finding the clothing of the murdered schoolgirl Katrina Monk.

The move came as other officers continued to search through more than 200 tons of rubbish at nearby Edmonton incinerator plant in an attempt to find some of the clothes the 12-year-old was wearing when she was last seen alive.

They are looking for a black bomber jacket with an orange lining, a green blazer, black shoes and a fluorescent pink bag, missing when Katrina's body was found dumped about 50 yards from her home in Enfield last Friday, the day rubbish was collected from houses in the area.

Katrina's mother, Valerie Gaughan, 37, has urged neighbours to search their memories to see if they could recall seeing her on the night before her body was found.

'It does not matter how small or how trivial you think something you may have seen might be. Please tell the police,' she said.

Brian Monk, her father, a mechanical engineer, said: 'It must have been someone she knew. She wouldn't just go off with someone . . . All I want is for this geezer to be found.'

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