Lamplugh had been 'stalked' by her abductor

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Suzy Lamplugh, the estate agent who went missing 14 years ago, may have been stalked by her abductor and killer, police believe.

Suzy Lamplugh, the estate agent who went missing 14 years ago, may have been stalked by her abductor and killer, police believe.

A new investigation into the case is examining whether the man who kidnapped the 25-year-old first attempted to build a relationship with her or followed her. Details of the new line of inquiry emerged as a witness described publicly for the first time seeing two people, believed to be Ms Lamplugh and her abductor, having a heated row in the front of a BMW.

Ms Lamplugh was abducted shortly after she is believed to have shown a prospective house buyer, which her appointments diary identified as "Mr Kipper", up to three properties in Fulham, west London.

The murder inquiry was reopened in May after several new witnesses contacted police.

A police source revealed yesterday that one line of inquiry was whether the abductor had stalked Ms Lamplugh or tried to build a relationship. The man who met the estate agent was described as holding a bottle of champagne and was reported rowing with Ms Lamplugh by several witnesses.

The source said that the killer - Ms Lamplugh is assumed to have been murdered although her body has never been found - would have carefully planned the abduction and could have tried to establish a connection with his victim before striking.

A man who was out jogging on the day of the abduction will tonight describe on BBC's Crimewatch UK seeing what could have been the estate agent trying to escape. The man, who has not been identified, said a left-hand drive, dark BMW "tore across the road and came to a halt" before the horn was repeatedly sounded. A blonde woman was wrestling with a man in the front seats.

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