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Friends of Julie Davison tell of their shock at her killing
10:46am Saturday 28th April 2012 in News
FRIENDS and neighbours have spoken of their shock at the killing of Whitby woman Julie Davison – just hours after she celebrated winning a lottery prize with them.
David Heselton, 51, a family friend, said Ms Davison spent Tuesday evening playing bingo at Whitby and District Rifle Club, 200 yards from the housing association home he helped set up for her last year.
Regulars said she had been her usual “quiet, unassuming normal self” and drank fruit juices, but had been pleased to collect £40 for choosing the bonus ball in Saturday’s Lottery sweepstake.
Mr Heselton said Ms Davison, 50, the youngest member of his class at Caedmon School, Whitby, had suffered regular epileptic fits since she was a girl.
The Reverend Canon David Smith, who leads services at St Hilda’s Church, overlooking Ms Davison’s flat, said: “I have had a lot of people coming up to me – the whole community is shocked and stunned by what has happened."