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Fund to mark life of BBC producer
Kate Peyton
Kate Peyton's mother does not believe her killer will be caught
The family of a BBC producer killed while working in Somalia are to set up a charitable fund in her memory.

Foreign Affairs producer Kate Peyton, 39, from Suffolk, was shot in the back in the capital, Mogadishu, last month.

Her mother Angela Peyton, of Beyton, says the foundation would be for educating women in Africa, an issue very close to her daughter's heart.

Mrs Peyton added that the family had little hope that her daughter's killer would be found.

Single shot

Miss Peyton, who had worked for the BBC since 1993, was shot in the back shorting after arriving in Somalia, where she was making a series of reports.

Her mother said she had little faith in the country's justice system.

"They know it was a hand gun and a single shot from the ballistics, but they haven't found the gun. The chance of finding anybody in a place like that is slim," she said.

"In a way it is irrelevant - I am sure it wasn't personal. She was a white woman and they were trying to make a point."


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