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Help the Philippines

I logged in to Facebook this morning to be met by a special banner request at the top of the page asking me to donate £10 to the Red Cross/Red Crescent for emergency relief for the Philippines, with the full amount going to the relief fund – PayPal aren’t taking a fee or anything from … Continue reading

All the old flowers were cleared away from Melita’s bench a few weeks ago, and no more have been laid recently. My younger daughter K didn’t feel this was right; it seemed as though everyone had forgotten Melita. So on our way home today, we stopped briefly by the churchyard to lay a bunch of … Continue reading

Further about Melita

Melita’s family have been contacted – her parents in the Philipines, and her sister in Dubai. Her body is to be flown home for a full Roman Catholic funeral and burial in the Philipines. People are still leaving flowers on Melita’s bench; I do not think she will be forgotten any time soon.

Further news

Police arrested a 30-year-old man on Saturday in Chingford. Jonathon Linzell, 30, of no fixed address, is accused of killing Melita Jo last week.He is due to appear at Waltham Forest Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning. Another man who arrested on Sunday in Walthamstow is still being held by police. Four other men, who were arrested … Continue reading

This morning’s service in church was all about Melita. It could hardly be about anything or anyone else, really; the church was packed out – even moreso than at the previous week’s Harvest service – with so many trying to come to grips with the senseless, brutal tragedy in our midst. The local police community … Continue reading


I felt that Melita really deserved her own post. Sadly, I wish it were a cheerful one; but the news I have to relate here is not at all cheerful. On Tuesday 29th September at 8am, the body of Mrs Melita Jo, a 53-year-old lady from the Philipines, was found on a bench outside St.Mary’s … Continue reading

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