A Kent man has tonight been charged with the homicide of PCSO Julia James.
Police say they’ve charged Callum Wheeler, 21, from Aylesham over the dying of the 53-year-old.
Ms James went lacking whereas strolling her beloved Jack Russell Toby close to to her house in Snowdon, Kent, final month.
She was later discovered lifeless by members of the general public in close by Akholt Wooden on Tuesday, April 27.
A autopsy examination discovered Ms James had suffered head accidents.
Officers from the Kent and Essex Severe Crime Directorate arrested Wheeler on Friday.
Detectives investigating the dying of PCSO Julia James have tonight charged a person. Callum Wheeler, 21, from Aylesham has been charged with the 53-year-old’s homicide
Immediately the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have authorised a cost of homicide.
Wheeler stays in custody tonight. He is because of seem by way of video hyperlink at Medway Magistrates Court docket on Tuesday.
Information of a cost comes after the daughter of Ms James earlier backed requires a doorstep clap to recognise the ‘arduous work and dedication’ of police concerned within the case.
PCSO Julia James was discovered lifeless on April 27 as she walked her beloved canine Toby
Bethan Coles, a serving officer herself, backed an thought put ahead by locals who plan to take to their doorsteps for a minute’s applause just like the clap for our carers marketing campaign through the pandemic.
They plan to carry the tribute at 7pm on Tuesday to thank the police.
On a Fb submit promoting the thought, Bethan stated: ‘This can be a beautiful strategy to acknowledge the arduous work and dedication of all of the officers concerned.
‘I’m so grateful of all the pieces they’ve carried out thus far.’
Mrs James’ husband Paul, 57, modified his Fb profile image yesterday to he and Mrs James and wrote: ‘I miss you a lot Luvly xxx’. It’s believed to be the primary time Mr James has commented.
He additionally used a ‘Assist us discover #justiceforjulia’ body across the image – which Mrs James’ son in legislation Chase Coles stated greater than 8,600 have added to assist the household’s enchantment.
Mrs James had labored within the Vulnerability Investigation Group from Canterbury police station and helped survivors search assist from abusive relationships.
Mrs James would typically attend conferences to talk about potential police motion, security planning and emotional help whereas working with native home violence and abuse charity Rising Solar.
A whole bunch of floral tributes have been in left in reminiscence of Julia James in Aylesham in Kent
Their chief govt Fran Ellis described ‘type, caring and beneficiant’ Mrs James as a ‘devoted supporter and advocate for survivors of home abuse’ who would ‘exit of her method to assist anybody’.
Yesterday, two home abuse survivors who Mrs James helped have defined how she gave them the power and self-worth to interrupt free from their abusive relationships.
One sufferer stated: ‘Julia was one of the vital type and caring girls I’ve ever come throughout.
‘She genuinely cared about each girl she spoke to and had a method of constructing you’re feeling so calm and secure round her.
‘She was really one in every of a sort, with a coronary heart of gold, and she or he spent a lot time serving to others, greater than she realised.
‘Once I met Julia I had not spoken about what I had been by earlier than.
‘I had no confidence and felt part of me was damaged. She took the time to hear and perceive all the pieces.
‘Not solely did she assist me heal however she helped me realise my value and that it was not my fault.
‘I owe Julia a lot and shall be endlessly grateful that she got here into my life.’
One other sufferer who Mrs James supported stated: ‘Once I first left house with my youngsters after a very unhealthy altercation with my husband, the police officer who then contacted me steered I communicate with a PSCO named Julia James – simply to ensure the kids and I had been secure.
Ms James went lacking whereas strolling her beloved Jack Russell Toby close to to her house in Snowdon, Kent, final month. She was later discovered lifeless by members of the general public in close by Akholt Wooden on Tuesday, April 27. Pictured: Police on the scene final month
‘From the primary phrases Julia spoke, I knew she was somebody I might belief.
‘She was a pressure of nature – calm, type and reassuring when issues had been at their worst, and most of all utterly targeted on ensuring that my youngsters and I had been secure.
‘I did not inform Julia a lot about my story the primary day, and stated I supposed to return house when issues calmed down – my husband simply had a foul mood.
‘Julia saved in contact that first week, calling numerous instances and suggesting we undergo a confidential questionnaire.
‘The questionnaire was an actual eye opener for me – initially I selected to not reply all the questions, however as Julia defined the that means of every one to me on the telephone, it regularly began to sink in that the way in which my husband had been treating me and our youngsters over the previous few years was not okay.
‘It was severe bodily, verbal and emotional abuse. Julia by no means judged me or my scenario, nor did she inform me what to do.’
She added that, in her position as a PCSO, Mrs James would have helped ‘lots of if not hundreds of home abuse survivors with tales like mine and even far worse’.