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International efforts to find witnesses successful - Cheryl Grimmer case

Saturday, 15 April 2017 09:58:06 AM

NSW Police detectives have been successful in their international appeal to locate important witnesses in the murder of Wollongong toddler, Cheryl Grimmer, who disappeared 47 years ago.

Three-year-old Cheryl was kidnapped and murdered during a family outing at Fairy Meadow Beach at Wollongong in January 1970.

Late last month, Strike Force Wessel – comprising detectives from Wollongong Local Area Command and the State Crime Command’s Unsolved Homicide Team – travelled to Melbourne and charged a 63-year-old man with her abduction and murder.

Last Thursday (13 April 2017), NSW Police issued a plea for information about a family that provided officers with important statements at the time of Cheryl’s abduction.

The couple and their two children left Australia late in 1970 and eventually returned to Britain.

Through inquiries with Interpol and assistance from media outlets in Nottinghamshire, England, strike force investigators have been provided with details for the family and will be making further inquiries.