DNA screening running in hunt for murderer

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POLICE investigating the murder of Valerie Graves are running DNA screening today.

Sussex Police are reminding men who work or live in, or visit, Bosham, in West Sussex, that the DNA screening facility is open in the village until 8pm today.

More than 500 men have already come forward since the screening began on Wednesday.

The screening is taking place at the Millstream Hotel in Bosham Lane, and you can also meet the police at their major incident vehicle in Delling Lane, Bosham, at the back of the Co-op.

Anyone who attends is asked to bring along photo identification, a passport or the photo driving licence.

An officer will fill out some details, check their identification and take a photo of them. Their thumbprint will be taken and a swab will be taken from inside their mouth.

The process is painless and should take no longer than 10 minutes.

On December 30, 2013, 55-year-old mother and grandmother Valerie was found brutally murdered in her bedroom in Smugglers Lane, Bosham.

She had been staying at the property while the owners were away over the Christmas period.

Additional screening will take place every day until Thursday and then again from Monday, February 2, until Saturday February 7, and from Tuesday, February 10, until Sunday, February 15. All sessions are from 10am to 8pm.