A weekly newspaper editor who first made her name covering the 2002 Soham murders has lost her job in a company restructure.
Debbie Davies, left, left her role as editor of the Ely Standard on Friday after more than ten years with the newspaper.
She joined the Archant-title as deputy editor in 2001 and was promoted to editor four years later.
Archant confirmed the move in a statement which read: “Following a restructure of the Ely group of newspapers, editor of The Ely Standard, Debbie Davies, will leave Archant on May 4.”
Amanda Davison-Young, commercial director of Archant Herts & Cambs said: “We thank Debbie for her loyalty and commitment over the past ten years and wish her well for the future.
“John Elworthy will take editorial responsibility for the titles alongside his current role as editor of the Cambs Times.”
“With a combined circulation of around 42,000 and the opportunity to share resources we will have better synergy across our Fenland titles.”
During her time as deputy editor at the Standard, Debbie was a leading force behind the paper’s coverage of the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman who were killed by Ian Huntley in 2002 in the Cambridgeshire town of Soham.
Debbie and her then editor John Ison were interviewed about the case by media from around the world, while both Debbie and Standard photographer Helen South made statements that were used as part of the evidence in the case.