11 September 2005
Sally Anne Bowman turns 18 years old

24 September 2005
Mark Dixie celebrates his 35th birthday

25 September 2005
Sally Anne Bowman is brutally murdered and raped

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

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

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

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

4 February 2008
Mark Dixie stands trial at the Old Bailey

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