Walk to remember murdered Claire Tiltman 20 years after Greenhithe death
by Lizzie Massey
A candlelit walk in memory of murdered schoolgirl Claire Tiltman
is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.
Tilt, as she was known to her friends, was stabbed more
than 40 times in an alleyway off London Road, Greenhithe, not
far from her home in Woodward Terrace. It was just four days after
her 16th birthday in 1993.
On January 18, the 20th anniversary, friends will re-trace
her final steps as she walked towards a friend's house.
The walk will start at 6pm opposite The Bull at Horns Cross and
proceed to the memorial site on London Road, close to where Claire
Her friends are keen to raise awareness of her murder,
which remains unsolved, and are encouraging as many people as
possible to take part, and bring either a candle or a
torch with them.
Claire's mother Linda died from cancer in 2008 and her father
Cliff passed away in September last year without seeing justice
done - but the pair never gave up hope that they would find
out what happened to their daughter.
Lisa Gribbin, 35, was Claire's best friend from school. She
said: "Now they're gone it's really up to us, her friends, to keep
her memory alive and keep up the fight to find her killer.
"A lot can change in 20 years and somebody that may have had a
reason to be afraid and not speak out at the time may not have that
reason any more.
"That's what keeps us going, and that's what gives us hope."