New cctv images have been released of a Southampton schoolgirl in the hours before she was murdered.
Lucy McHugh was found stabbed to death in woodland last month.
The 13-year-old is shown on CCTV walking past a convenience store in Wimpson Lane at 9.06am and on Coxford Road near Southampton General Hospital at 9.22am.
Lucy was next seen at the Tesco Express at the corner of Lordswood Road at 9.28am.
The big question is: what happened to her between then and 7.45am the next morning (Thursday 26 July), when her body was found at the Sports Centre?
Detective Superintendent Paul Barton added: “These CCTV images show Lucy walking purposefully in the direction of the General Hospital shortly after she left her home in Mansel Road East.
“Perhaps you were on your way to a hospital appointment that morning and saw Lucy, but did not think anything of it at the time.
“You may have seen her near the hospital or after she went past the Tesco Express further along Coxford Road.
“You’ll see that a number 17 bus passed Lucy near the hospital. Were you on that bus and did you see her later on?
“It’s never too late to get in touch – your piece of information could make the difference in finding Lucy’s killer.”
If you find anything that could be linked to the investigation, please contact us immediately so we can deal with it appropriately.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Operation Refund; alternatively make a report using the following link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/1004
The charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Lucy’s murder.