Murder accused 'called off relationship'

A MAN accused of murdering Suffolk woman Dawn Walker told police it was he who called off the pair's relationship, a court has heard.A jury at Ipswich Crown Court was read out transcripts of a police interview with Kevin Nunn in which he said he was “relieved” the relationship was over.

A MAN accused of murdering Suffolk woman Dawn Walker told police it was he who called off the pair's relationship, a court has heard.

A jury at Ipswich Crown Court was read out transcripts of a police interview with Kevin Nunn in which he said he was “relieved” the relationship was over.

During the interview, read out loud to the jury by Graham Parkins QC, prosecuting, and police interviewer DC Patricia Beamish, Nunn said the last time he had seen Walker was after leaving her home at around 9pm on Wednesday February 2.

The pair had been discussing their future.


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“She said are you thinking what I'm thinking,” Nunn said in the interview. “I responded by saying yes, the relationship is over.

“She started sobbing and asked for my hand so she could put it on her cheek. I thought enough was enough. I didn't give her my hand and got up and left. I didn't feel too happy but wasn't crying. I was glad it was over.”

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The court heard that Nunn told police he went straight home but sent a text message to Miss Walker at around 10pm saying he would collect his golf clubs from her home the following morning.

He said she did not respond to the message but when he woke the following morning at around 8am he found a new voice message on his phone that had been sent at 4.55am.

“I listened to the voicemail and Dawn was fairly distressed, crying and sobbing,” Nunn said in the interview.

“She said 'oh Kevin, I love you' followed by a silence and then said 'I love you' again. I was quite surprised. In two and a half years she hadn't said she loved me.”

Nunn told police he accidentally deleted the message when pressing the “stop button” on his phone.

Nunn, 45, formerly of Wrights Way, Woolpit, denies murdering Miss Walker in February last year.

Nigel Hill, of Tostock Road, Beyton, denies helping Nunn dispose of Miss Walker's body.

The prosecution alleges Miss Walker's plans to rekindle a love affair may have been the motive for her death.

It is claimed Miss Walker had planned just days before her death to end her relationship with Nunn in order to get back together with a former boyfriend.

The burnt remains of Miss Walker were found at Ducksluice Farm in Fornham near Bury St Edmunds on February 4, 2005.

The trial continues.

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