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Man cleared of 'helping killer'
Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker was a "bubbly and happy-go-lucky" fitness enthusiast
A man accused of helping to hide the body of a fitness enthusiast who was killed and then set alight has been acquitted at Ipswich Crown Court.

Dawn Walker's body was found next to the River Lark, near Bury St Edmunds, on 4 February 2005.

Her boyfriend Kevin Nunn, 45, of Woolpit, Suffolk, denies murdering her.

On Monday, judge Mrs Justice Cox ruled there was insufficient evidence against Nigel Hill, of Tostock Road, Beyton, accused of assisting an offender.

Old boyfriend

The jury was instructed to return a not guilty verdict and Mr Hill, 36, was able to leave court.

The trial of Mr Nunn will continue, the court was told.

The court heard that shortly before her death, Miss Walker, 37, from Fornham St Martin, Suffolk, said she was leaving Mr Nunn after meeting an old boyfriend.

The court was told Miss Walker had been in a relationship with Mr Nunn for more than two years, but it was coming to an end.

The court was told neighbours of Miss Walker heard the couple rowing on the evening of 2 February.

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