THE family of murdered Southampton teenager Hannah Foster have chosen a Hampshire medical charity to receive cash raised by the fund set up after her death in March.

Her parents, Trevor and Hilary Foster, announced today that the Hannah Foster Fund will be used to support the British Association for Immediate Care Hampshire, a voluntary doctor service which provides emergency medical attention at the scenes of road crashes.

In a statement they said: "We have decided to support this worthwhile registered charity. All the kind donations to Hannah's fund will be given to BASICS (Hampshire).

"Hannah wanted to be a doctor to help save lives so this is an entirely suitable cause."

Unlike the rest of Europe, doctors in the UK do not usually attend serious accidents and paramedics provide the initial treatment.

Paramedics are highly trained but in some serious accidents doctors are able to bring the hospital-level care to the patient.

Each year they receive about 500 requests for help at accident scenes but funds are desperately needed to provide an emergency vehicle carrying specialist resuscitation and monitoring equipment.

Hannah, who would have been 18 on August 31, was abducted as she walked home on Friday, March 14.

Her strangled body was found two days later in Allington Lane, West End.

Police inquiries are continuing in a bid to arrest the prime suspect, 35-year-old father-of-two Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, who fled to India four days after Hannah vanished.

Anyone wishing to support the Hannah Foster Fund and the BASICS medical service can take a donation to any branch of LloydsTSB bank where an account is held. All cheques should be made payable to the Hannah Foster Fund.