Police release images of Lucy’s missing clothing

police release images of lucys missing clothing

Police have released images of the type of clothing worn by Lucy McHugh before her death in Southampton.

Officers are still trying to trace Lucy’s movements between 9.30am on Wednesday 25 July, when she left her house in Mansel Road East, and 7.45am on Thursday, when her body was found in woodland at the Sports Centre.

The clothing is described as:

Distinctive black jacket with white sleeves, the logo for the band Falling in Reverse on the front and RADKE 01 in red on the back
White vest top
Camouflage leggings
Black and white Jordan 23 trainers
Lucy’s hair was blonder than in the photo we released earlier and she was wearing large, hooped earrings.

Detectives have revealed that Lucy died as the result of stab wounds.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who has found a sharp implement, particularly in the area around the Sports Centre.

Officer cannot say at this stage whether this is a knife, scissors or other bladed implement.

Even if someone has put an item in a bin, we will try and recover it.

Detective Superintendent Paul Barton said:

“As we continue to investigate the circumstances of Lucy’s tragic death, we are repeating our appeal for the public’s help.

“We’re hoping the images and descriptions of the type of clothing she was last seen wearing will jog people’s memories.

“So that we can piece together what she did after leaving her house, we urge anyone who saw Lucy, had contact with her or knows of her movements on Wednesday to get in touch.

“We know how shocked the community is and understand that emotions are running high.

“However we ask people not to speculate on social media – it is unhelpful to the investigation and to Lucy’s family.

“Please allow us to do our job and find out what happened to Lucy.”

If you have any information that might help us understand the circumstances of Lucy’s death, please call 101 quoting 44180282545 or provide information online using this form:

A 24-year-old man from Southampton, arrested on suspicion of murder and sexual activity with a child, remains in custody at this time.

Lucy’s family has asked for privacy at this very difficult time.

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