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25 Nov

The trial at Nottingham CC heard Hill had been cleared of killing Goodman’s friend in 1996.

Dec 25 – Nicola Karen, 18, stabbed at a house in Droylsden, Manchester.

Dec 6 – John Cameron Smith, 72, retired music teacher from St Leonards, Hastings, was kidnapped, driving to Islington, north London, and murdered. Robert Holden, 20, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 3 years for false imprisonment. The trial at the Old Bailey in Sep 2000 heard that a motorist spotted Cameron Smith on the M25 motorway in Surrey and alerted police.

As the traffic crawled to a halt, Mr Smith rolled down his window and pulled the top of his body out, calling to motorists: “Take a note of this number and call police.” The trial heard Smith had assets of £135,000.

Dec 29 – Babatunde Oba, 23, trainee manager for hire firm HSS, was stabbed at the Broadway Boulevard Club in Ealing.

Kevin Dennis, 23, from Hackney, and his brothers Carl and Dennis were jailed for life in Feb 2000.

Chris Peterkin, 17, a student from the nearby Bayonne estate, was jailed for life in July 2000.

David Broddle, from Horncastle, was found dead a few days later in a fume-filled car in Bakewell, Derbyshire, along with his girlfriend Lorraine Richardson.

Dec 17 – Roy Brooker, 41, unemployed painter and decorator, was killed after leaving the Gin Palace pub in Old Kent Road, SE London.

His bloodstained clothes were found in a burnt out car in Bermondsey.

Dec 20 – Lynn Walton, 42, was stabbed at her flat in Hinchcliffe, Peterborough.

Her boyfriend Ambrose Moore, 39, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter.