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Monday, 10 February, 2003, 15:43 GMT
CCTV released in Marsha murder hunt
Marsha McDonnell getting off the 111 bus at Hampton at 00:17 on Tuesday 4 February
Ms McDonnell's last bus journey was caught on film
Pictures of the last bus journey of student Marsha McDonnell have been released by police showing other passengers in the hope of prompting witnesses to come forward.

The 19-year-old died after being attacked, probably by a stranger, outside her home in Hampton, south-west London, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The CCTV pictures were taken during a bus journey she had taken on the way home from the cinema, just after midnight.

The images show several men who were also on the bus - Monday's last number 111 service from Kingston to Hounslow - as well as Marsha herself.

MARSHA'S LAST JOURNEY
Marsha McDonnell on the bus

More than 200 calls from the public have been made to police following a weekend of emotional appeals for information from her family and friends.

But the eight men who were travelling on the bus Ms McDonnell used have yet to come forward, police said.

The men are not being seen as suspects but they have been urged to come forward in case they saw anything.

All the men are young, probably aged between 20 and 30, with two of Asian appearance and the rest white.

Some were sitting downstairs at the same time as Marsha. None of them got off the bus at the same time as her.

'Jigsaw'

Two passengers on a bus going the opposite way, who may have seen something, have also been pictured.

Of the calls from the public, police said they had heard "nothing on its own significant", but said they were getting "little bits of the jigsaw that could lead to something significant".

Marsha McDonnell
Ms McDonnell had been to see a film
Police are still investigating whether another girl may have been attacked nearby.

Ms McDonnell was clubbed three times over the head with a blunt instrument in Priory Road, Hampton, just minutes after she got off the bus.

Police believe it was an "unprovoked stranger attack" but said the motive was a complete mystery, as nothing had been stolen and she had not been sexually assaulted.

On Saturday her friends paid tribute to their fun-loving and "very special" friend.

'Full of life'

Ashley Clifford, 19, Joanna Gutridge, 19, Lucy Packman, 18, and Laura Scott, 18, said Marsha was "too good for this world".

If you went out with Marsha you had a good time, wherever it was it would be fun

Friends of Marsha

"She was really bubbly and making jokes and doing crazy things, she was always so full of life and I have such good memories," they said.

"If you went out with Marsha you had a good time, wherever it was it would be fun."

Since the murder appeal, another girl has reported waking up in hospital with head injuries, about a month before the attack on Marsha.

She had been heading home not far from Priory Road on 8 January, and it had been assumed she had slipped on ice.

Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Cook said: "We are now looking again at her injuries and trying to determine if it could be connected to this incident."


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