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Detectives continue appeal after unsolved Penketh murder of Vera Anderson features on BBC Crime Watch


DETECTIVES are continuing to appeal for information after the unsolved murder of Vera Anderson at Penketh, Warrington,  30 years ago, featured on BBC’s Crimewatch Live.

Mother-of-two Veronica Anderson, known as Vera, left her home in Widnes at 10.10pm on Saturday 24 August 1991 after receiving a phone call.

Just hours later (shortly after 3am on Sunday 25th August 1991) the 42-year-old was found dead in her car off Tannery Lane in Penketh, Warrington.

A murder investigation was subsequently launched by Cheshire Constabulary.

However, despite extensive and exhaustive enquiries over the years, no-one has ever been convicted in connection with her death.

Following on from the 30th anniversary of Vera’s death, officers are appealing for anyone who has any information about the case, to come forward.

Detective Inspector Adam Waller said: “Vera’s family have been left devastated by her death and have had to live with what happened since 1991.

“The family have never received closure from Vera’s death and I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward.

“Someone must know what happened that day and I would appeal to them to get in touch.

“We appreciate that 30 years is a long time ago but the smallest detail may help us in bringing justice for Vera and her family.”

Anyone with information that they believe will assist the investigation, is asked to report it through the Public Portal.

If you do not want to speak to the police then information can also be passed on anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or online via the Crimestoppers website.

If you missed the Crimewatch Live broadcast you can view this here.

Police renew appeal on 30th anniversary of unsolved murder of Vera Anderson


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