Timeline

Crime Files

Timeline

11 September 2005Sally Anne Bowman turns 18 years old

24 September 2005Mark Dixie celebrates his 35th birthday

25 September 2005Sally Anne Bowman is brutally murdered and raped

4 November 2005Funeral of Sally Anne Bowman takes place at Croydon Crematorium

27 Feb 2006DNA screening begins – 771 men volunteer and are eliminated from police enquiries

15 June 2006Mark Dixie arrested for a minor pub scuffle during England match

28 June 2006Mark Dixie arrested over Sally Anne’s murder

4 February 2008Mark Dixie stands trial at the Old Bailey

22 February 2008Mark Dixie sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 34 years