Hannah Foster Trial

How science helped snare Hannah Foster’s killer

Daily Echo: Stephen Harrington, the senior forensic scientist who handled the DNA evidence for the Hannah Foster murder inquiry,

9:30am Sunday 30th November 2008

This week Maninder Pal Singh Kohli started a life sentence for the brutal abduction, rape and murder of Southampton teenager Hannah Foster – and the use of DNA profiling and testing was crucial in bringing him to justice five years after his vile crime.

Hannah’s family: it’s time to face our grief

Daily Echo: Hannah’s parents Trevor and Hilary and sister Sarah outside court after the trial.

9:00am Sunday 30th November 2008

Since the shattering moment when their daughter Hannah was murdered, the lives of Hilary and Trevor Foster have been in limbo. Now, with killer Maninder Pal Singh Kohli behind bars, Hilary, Trevor and their youngest daughter Sarah will finally find the time and courage to think about where to scatter Hannah’s ashes.

A wonderful tribute to Hannah

Daily Echo: LASTING MEMORIAL: Scenes from the school built in memory of murdered student Hannah Foster,

9:06am Thursday 27th November 2008

Reward money paid for help in the Hannah Foster murder inquiry has been used for a school in India.

The Hannah Memorial Academy – how can you help?

Daily Echo: The Hannah Memorial Academy is free – but providing books and equipment for each pupil costs £40 a year

9:20am Thursday 27th November 2008

“Money goes an awful long way in India – so does education,” says Christine Browning, one of five trustees of the Hannah Memorial Academy Charitable Trust The Hannah Memorial Academy is free – but providing books and equipment for each pupil costs £40 a year.

Hannah's killer should never be freed, say parents

Daily Echo: Trevor and Hilary Foster with daughter Sarah outside Winchester Crown Court today.

7:00am Wednesday 26th November 2008

The killer of Southampton student Hannah Foster should never be freed from prison, her parents claimed last night

She is always in my dreams

Daily Echo: DEVOTED: Sarah Foster, left, and her big sister Hannah.

7:57am Wednesday 26th November 2008

THEY are desperate, vivid dreams that torture her at any time of day or night.

I just waved her off that night and said ‘bye, I’ll see you later’

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster

7:55am Wednesday 26th November 2008

IN THE kitchen of their family home, Hannah had laughed and danced with her mum as she got ready to go out for the night with friends.

"We have waited nearly six years for this moment" Hannah's parents

Daily Echo: Trevor and Hilary Foster

7:35am Wednesday 26th November 2008

The full statement read out by Hannah's dad Trevor outside Winchester Crown Court yesterday

Kohli was cold and emotionless and with evil in his eyes

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

10:28am Wednesday 26th November 2008

COLD, emotionless and with evil in his eyes. They are the words the team charged with hunting down Maninder Pal Singh Kohli and bringing him to justice use to describe him.

Just a regular guy. . .

Daily Echo: SANDWICH MAN: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, on his delivery round, in CCTV footage

9:47am Wednesday 26th November 2008

ON THE face of it, he was an average man – happily married with two young children and a steady income. But on the night of March 14, 2003, Maninder Pal Singh Kohli turned rapist and killer.

She was like a big sister to everyone

Daily Echo: PLAYMATES: Hannah loved dressing up as a bride with her sister Sarah as bridesmaid.

7:52am Wednesday 26th November 2008

“SHE was like a big sister to everyone, not just me” – Sarah Foster was just 14 when big sister Hannah was killed. Six years later she is remarkably brave as she talks of happier times.

We couldn’t let horror of case distract us

Daily Echo: Detective Superintendent Alan Betts

10:21am Wednesday 26th November 2008

THE man who led the police hunt for Hannah’s killer has told how he had to blank out the horror of what happened to her as he worked to bring her killer to justice.

I loved him so very much, but now I am finished

Daily Echo: Bharati Das and Kholi

10:08am Wednesday 26th November 2008

SHE fell madly in love, charmed by how good he was with the children he had to vaccinate.

He never meant to come back

10:04am Wednesday 26th November 2008

WHEN he fled the UK on the Air India flight AI112 to New Delhi he claimed he was desperate to see his critically ill mother.

We worked around the clock to get it all right

10:23am Wednesday 26th November 2008

IT was uncharted territory for Britain, let alone Hampshire police.

Life for Hannah Foster's murderer

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster

1:19pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

MANINDER PAL Singh Kohli has been sentenced to life for the murder, rape, abduction and false imprisonment of Hannah.

Kohli confessed - but jury was never told

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2:45pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

Hannah Foster killer Maninder Pal Singh Kohli has confessed to murdering the Southampton teenager - but the jury during his trial was never told.

Timeline to catching a killer

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli in India

12:40pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

THE story of how Maninder Pal Singh Kohli came to be found quilty of the abduction, rape and murder of Hannah Foster, five-years after her disappearance.

Kohli sentenced to life for murdering Hannah Foster

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster

1:20pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

MANINDER Pal Singh Kohli has today been found guilty of the brutal murder of teenager Hannah Foster and sentenced to at least 24 years in jail.

"I wasn't there when she needed me most" - Hannah's mum

Daily Echo: Hilary and Trevor Foster with their daughter Sarah, 20, outside Winchester Crown Court

1:02pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

HANNAH Foster’s mother Hilary told the court of how the brutal death of her daughter had devastated their family.

Judge tells Kohli: "The law caught up with you in the end"

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

2:55pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

IN sentencing Kohli to life in prision with a recommendation that he serve at least 24 years in jail, Mr Justice keith said: “Maninder Kohli, it took a long time for you to be brought to justice but the law caught up with you in the end."

Police praise courage of Hannah's family

Daily Echo: Hilary and Trevor Foster with their daughter Sarah, 20, outside Winchester Crown Court

2:39pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

The man who led the hunt for Hannah's killer today spoke of his admiration for her family.

Profile of a killer

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

12:58pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

ON THE face of it, he was an average man - happily married with two young children and a steady income. But on the night of March 14, 2003, Maninder Pal Singh Kohli turned rapist and killer.

How Kohli was extradited from India

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

12:48pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

IT was uncharted territory for Britain, let alone Hampshire police.

The full family impact statement

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster

3:29pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

THE full impact statement, as read by Hannah's mum Hilary Foster in court today.

Case was one of the most complicated ever faced by the CPS

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli in India

3:25pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

The case of Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, believed to be the first Indian national to have been extradited from India to face trial in this country, was one of the most complicated to be handled by the Crown Prosecution Service in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Hannah's desperate 999 call

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster

3:43pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

Hannah Foster's terrified voice was heard during the trial.

The Fosters' determination to find Hannah's killer to justice

Daily Echo: hannah's family were in court to hear opening of the case

1:02pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

KILLER Maninder Pal Singh Kohli was tracked down to India and brought to justice due to the determination of the Hannah Foster's parents to get justice for their daughter.

Jury starts second day of deliberating in Hannah murder trial

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster

10:52am Tuesday 25th November 2008

THE jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering Southampton teenager Hannah Foster has this morning started deliberating its verdict for a second day.

Jury still deliberating in Hannah murder trial

9:35am Tuesday 25th November 2008

JURORS were today due to resume their deliberations in the trial of a man accused of murdering teenager Hannah Foster.

QC attacks prosecution’s evidence in Hannah trial

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster.

11:37am Friday 21st November 2008

DOUBTS can be cast over every piece of evidence against the man accused of raping and murdering Hannah Foster, jurors have heard.

Don’t ‘fall for his lies’ Hannah Foster murder jury told

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

11:03am Thursday 20th November 2008

JURORS in the trial of a man accused of the murder of Hannah Foster have been urged not to “fall for his lies”.

Prosecution’s final address in Hannah trial

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster

11:13am Wednesday 19th November 2008

PROSECUTORS will today make their closing speech to the jury in their case against the man accused of murdering Southampton teenager Hannah Foster.

Murder accused told 'pack of lies', court hears

Daily Echo: Murder accused told 'pack of lies', court hears

4:19pm Monday 17th November 2008

THE man accused of murdering Hannah Foster has "told a pack of lies from start to finish", prosecutors claimed in court today.

Murder accused told to look at pictures of Hannah's body

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster.

1:26pm Monday 17th November 2008

HANNAH Foster's alleged murderer was this morning told to look at pictures of her body while he was asked about how she met her death.

Kohli accused of dodging the question

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

11:13am Saturday 15th November 2008

Maninder Pal Singh Kohli had "very good reason to murder" Hannah Foster, a court heard this morning.

Kohli 'smiled' whilst describing sex with Hannah, court hears

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

5:32pm Friday 14th November 2008

THE man charged with murdering teenager Hannah Foster was accused in court today of smiling while he described having sex with her.

Hannah accused made up an absurd story, jury hears

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster

4:14pm Friday 14th November 2008

THE man accused of murdering Hannah Foster weaved a web of lies and deceit, a court heard.

Hannah was frightened for her life, court hears

Daily Echo: Hannah Foster

12:01pm Friday 14th November 2008

HANNAH Foster was "frightened out of her wits, frightened for her life" on the night she was allegedly abducted by Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, a court heard this morning.

Kohli describes the moment of his arrest

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

11:04am Friday 14th November 2008

The man accused of abducting, raping and killing Hannah Foster has described the dramatic moment when police swooped to arrest him.

Kohli tells jury he was forced to have sex

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

11:25am Friday 14th November 2008

THE MAN accused of murdering teenager Hannah Foster has claimed that he himself was the victim of an abduction and was then forced to have sex with a girl while blindfolded and tied up.

Court told of false names and plans to leave India for Nepal

11:21am Friday 14th November 2008

JURORS heard how Kohli made a telephone call to James Dennis, his work colleague in Southampton who had named him to police after a Crimewatch appeal.

Going on the run ‘the biggest mistake I made’

11:22am Friday 14th November 2008

MANINDER Pal Singh Kohli told the court that he “decided to go on the run” in India after finding out he was the prime suspect.

Kohli feared he was being followed by abductors, jurors told.

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

3:48pm Thursday 13th November 2008

ALLEGED murderer Maninder Pal Singh Kohli has today spoken of his fear for his life on the day after he claims he was abducted, blindfolded and forced to have sex with a female.

Murder suspect thought he would be killed by abductors, jurors told

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

2:52pm Thursday 13th November 2008

THE man accused of killing Hannah Foster thought he would be killed by his abductors, a court has heard.

"I was forced to have sex" - Kohli claim

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

1:52pm Thursday 13th November 2008

MANINDER Pal Singh Kohli’s has told jurors how he was forced to have sex with a girl after being kidnapped and blindfolded by his adductors.

"I was kidnapped" says Hannah murder suspect

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

12:46pm Thursday 13th November 2008

Maninder Pal Singh Kohli this afternoon claimed to have been kidnapped by three men on the evening he is alleged to have raped and murdered Hannah Foster.

Murder suspect Kohli tells of movments on the day Hannah disappeared

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

11:48am Thursday 13th November 2008

ALLEGED murderer Maninder Pal Singh Kohli today described to a jury his actions on the day of Hannah Foster's disappearance.

Teenager’s family see Kohli give evidence

Daily Echo: TOGETHER: Hilary and Trevor Foster with their  daughter Sarah, 20.

9:37am Thursday 13th November 2008

THE FAMILY of teenager Hannah Foster looked on as the man accused of raping and killing her began giving evidence yesterday.

I did have affair with colleague's wife, says Kohli

Daily Echo: Maninder Pal Singh Kohli

4:33pm Wednesday 12th November 2008

JURORS have heard details of an alleged affair between the man accused of the murder of a Southampton teenager and his colleague's wife.



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