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Sunday, 25 February, 2001, 23:00 GMT
Jill Dando: The investigation
Jill Dando in the Seychelles for the Holiday programme
Jill Dando was one of the UK's best-known presenters
Almost two years ago, television presenter Jill Dando was fatally shot on the doorstep of her London home.

The incident took place in daytime on a residential street with plenty of people walking and driving through the area but no-one appears to have seen it happen.

After more than a year of investigation including sifting through phone calls, letters and e-mails from members of the public, police arrested and charged Barry Bulsara, 40, with the murder.


26 April 1999 - Ms Dando spends the morning shopping in Hammersmith, west London.

About 1130 BST the 37-year-old presenter returns home to Gowan Avenue, Fulham in south-west London.

She is shot once in the side of the head at very close range.

Gowan Avenue
Ms Dando was killed on her doorstep
Despite emergency treatment at the scene and at Charing Cross Hospital, Ms Dando is certified dead at 1303 BST.

Detectives launch a murder inquiry, focusing on a smartly-dressed man carrying a mobile telephone seen walking calmly but briskly from the scene.

27 April - Scotland Yard reveals that Ms Dando was killed by a shot from a 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

30 April - Police release an e-fit of a man seen in Gowan Avenue on the day of her death.

Detective Chief Inspector Hamish Campbell, leading the murder inquiry, releases CCTV footage of traffic in the area shortly after the killing.

2 May - Police release CCTV footage from the morning of Ms Dando's murder, showing her shopping in the Kings Mall shopping centre at Hammersmith.

5 May - An inquest opens into Ms Dando's death.

CCTV footage of Jill Dando shopping in Hammersmith
CCTV footage shows Ms Dando hours before she died
10 May - It emerges that Scotland Yard is to appoint senior detectives to review the inquiry, Operation Oxborough.

18 May - BBC One's Crimewatch UK - which Ms Dando used to present - features a reconstruction and appeals from her fiancé Alan Farthing. The show generates 500 calls from the public.

21 May - Mourners attend Ms Dando's funeral at Weston-super-Mare.

28 May - Detectives release a man arrested at his home in connection with the inquiry.

9 June - The inquest is adjourned for three months following a hearing at Fulham Coroner's Court.

3 August - The Sun newspaper announces it is offering a £100,000 reward to help catch Ms Dando's killer. The reward brings the total on offer to £250,000.

26 April - One year on from her death, police make a fresh appeal for witnesses and information.

25 May - At 0630 BST police arrest unemployed musician Barry George - also known as Barry Bulsara - at his home in Crookham Road, Fulham.

He is taken to a London police station for questioning.

police in Fulham
One year on, police made a fresh appeal
28 May - More than 84 hours after the arrest and after three extensions to the period of custody, police charge Mr Bulsara with the murder of Jill Dando.

29 May - Mr Bulsara is formally charged with the murder at West London Magistrates Court. No application for bail is made and he is remanded in custody.

24 November - Trial date is set for 26 February 2001 at the Old Bailey.

11 January 2001 - Mr Bulsara pleads not guilty to the murder charge at a pre-trial hearing.

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