Friday, April 30, 1999 Published at 05:57 GMT 06:57 UK
Dando letter 'no threat'
The killing has shocked Ms Dando's neighbours in Fulham, west London
Scotland Yard says a letter sent to murdered BBC TV presenter Jill Dando about the Kosovo crisis did not contain any specific death threats.
"No threat whatsoever was made to Jill Dando in this letter and the employee threw it away."
The popular presenter of programmes such as Crimewatch UK and Holiday was shot in the head outside her home in Fulham, west London as she arrived back from a shopping trip.
No-one has claimed responsibility and Ms Dando's fiancé, Alan Farthing, says he is baffled why anyone should want to kill her.
Ms Dando's agent, Jon Roseman, said: "Jill Dando received a lot of mail. This was sent to the BBC and passed to this office.
"There was no threat against Jill Dando's life. The police were informed of this at a very early stage in the inquiry."
'We did not read her letters'
A BBC spokesman said Ms Dando's letters were passed unopened to her agent's office.
Ms Dando was killed with a single shot in the head at very close range with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
The execution-style manner of the shooting prompted speculation that she might have been the victim of a professional hitman.
Police have not ruled out a political motive. They say they will also examine files on Crimewatch UK cases in case the "hit" was ordered by someone jailed as a result of evidence secured by the programme.
Mr Hall was offered police protection as a result of the call, which purportedly came from a Serbian extremist.
Meanwhile security at the BBC's four main buildings in London has been tightened in the wake of Ms Dando's death.
Reports in some of Friday's newspapers claimed threats had also been made to Radio 4 presenter John Humphreys and BBC ONE controller Alan Yentob.