IT may have been one year on from the tragic murder of Hampshire student Hannah Foster, but it was clear she has not been forgotten.

Exactly 12 months ago the teenager's parents were given the devastating news that their daughter's body had been found in undergrowth at the side of a busy Hampshire road.

She had been abducted, strangled, raped and murdered following a night out with her friends.

It was the news that rocked a community and shattered the lives of those who knew her well.

Police are still trying to catch her killer but the man suspected of the brutal murder today remains on the run in his native India.

The studious 17-year-old, a former pupil at Barton Peveril College, Eastleigh, was at the forefront of the minds of those living around Portswood and Highfield at the weekend.

At Highfield Church yesterday, just a short distance from Hannah's Grosvenor Road home where her sister Sarah and their mother and father, Hilary and Trevor, still live, she was remembered in each of the six services.

Candles were burning at the Morning Prayer service, entitled Love of the Father, where a packed congregation of more than 100 remembered Hannah in their prayers.

They were led by Associate Minister the Reverend Paul Harris, who also led the prayers at Hannah's funeral last year.

In a church which has an air of warmth and welcome for all of its visitors, he said Hannah's family were "friends and neighbours" of many members of the congregation.

There were also prayers of condolence and a special prayer for the Foster family in their "continuing pain and suffering and desire for justice" and "for all who have been troubled by her murder".

Rev Harris also prayed for the police who remain confident that they will eventually capture Hannah's killer, as well as staff and her fellow students at Barton Peveril.

Remembering Hannah had began in the early Holy Communion Service and then at the family service which was led by Keith Fox at 9am.

Last night more services, with a more modern approach and style of music, were taking place at the church. Led by the Reverend Graham Archer, many of the younger members of the community, including students of a similar age to Hannah, were expected to attend.

Areas of the Highfield Lane church, which was kept open all day, were also set aside so people could sit quietly and remember her.

Meanwhile, the scene at Allington Lane at West End, where Hannah's body was discovered, was a bleak one swept by wind and rain, without flowers or any kind of memorial - a ditch where not even wild flowers grow.

It was a stark contrast to 12 months ago when the area was cordoned off by police.

Hampshire police, together with officers in India are continuing their search for prime suspect Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, who is now one of Britain's most wanted men.

The married father, who worked as a sandwich delivery driver, is believed to have fled to his homeland from his home in Southampton two days after Hannah's body was found.

His last known whereabouts were in the Chandigarh area of the Punjab.