THE PARENTS of murdered Southampton teenager Hannah Foster have personally thanked Indian call handlers who are helping them in their bid to find the man wanted for their daughter's death.

Hilary and Trevor Foster have met with 25 workers at a call centre who will be taking calls from members of the Indian public using a hotline that has been set up by the couple.

The Fosters will launch the independent telephone line in the hope of locating Maninder Pal Singh Kohli - the prime suspect in the murder hunt.

Tomorrow they will be officially launching the hotline and inviting members of the public to ring in with any information they have concerning Kohli's location.

Det Supt Alan Betts who is leading the inquiry and who has accompanied the Fosters to India said: "We have met the call handlers at the call centre and thanked them for what they will be doing. We also briefed them on what sort of questions to ask and how to get the most useful information out of the calls."

Mr and Mrs Foster will hold the first of two press conferences tomorrow where they will appeal to the public for help in capturing Kohli who has remained at large since 17-year-old Hannah's murder in March last year.

The A-grade student had been enjoying a night out with friends when she was abducted on her way home. Her body was later found dumped on a Hampshire roadside. She had been raped and strangled. Before the Fosters who live in the Highfield area of Southampton left for India they spoke of their frustration over the fact the prime suspect in the inquiry was still at large.

Mrs Foster said she would be appealing personally to the public to help find their daughter's killer.