A grieving mother has blasted police for congratulating themselves on Twitter with a Top Gun GIF for finding her daughter’s dead body.
Nevres Kemal said Kent Police’s Tweet, which boasted about finding a ‘deceased person’s dead body within 90 minutes’ alongside a GIF showing two Top Gun characters high fiving each other was ‘horrendous’ and ‘unacceptable’.
Mrs Kemal’s daughter Azra Kemal was 24 when she died after falling from a motorway bridge in Kent, England, as she fled her burning car in July 2020.
It comes after Mrs Kemal said she has had ‘months of distress’ waiting for an inquiry into necrophiliac David Fuller’s crimes – after it emerged her daughter was one of at least 102 women and girls sexually assaulted after their deaths.
A different tweet celebrates the police drone work used in the investigation with the hashtag ‘crackingbitofkit’.
Nevres Kemal (left), whose daughter Azra Kamal (right) died after falling from a motorway bridge in Kent, England described Kent Police’s tweet as ‘horrendous’ and ‘unacceptable’
The Tweet said the force was able to ‘identify a deceased person within about 90 mins of being at scene’ alongside a Top Gun GIF
She told Sky News: ‘That tweet was just horrendous. I could not believe that professional police officers would high-five themselves and pat themselves on the back, on the back of my daughter’s demise.
‘It’s more than insensitive. It’s unacceptable. What is the mindset of people investigating crimes on our behalf?’
A different Tweet said within hours police were ‘satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances’, even though Mrs Kemal says she was told they were still investigating at the time.
The initial suspect, the man Azra was travelling with, said that in the darkness, Azra had not seen the drop between the carriageways, as she climbed over the central reservation barrier.
He was released with no further action and the investigation closed before the end of its first day.
But Mrs Kemal said she thought the investigation was wrapped up too quickly and a forensic post-mortem should have been carried out.
She said of the police: ‘Do the job you are supposed to do. Look at the information, look at the leads, look at the timelines, look at the interviews, go back to the witnesses, because no one saw Azra die.
‘There should be a uniform process. If there is a death and there’s no witnesses to a death, everybody should have that right to a forensic autopsy.’
A Kent Police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Kent Police carried out a full and thorough investigation following the death of a woman who fell from a road bridge of the A21, on 16 July 2020.
‘Officers determined there were no suspicious circumstances, and a man who had initially been arrested in connection with the incident was released without charge.
‘A police investigation into the circumstances then continued for several months to assist an inquest by the coroner. The subsequent inquest into the death returned a verdict of misadventure.
‘A complaint about the quality of the investigation was made to Kent Police in November 2020. This complaint was sent to an independent force to review, which concluded the service provided by Kent Police had been acceptable.
Nevres Kemal’s daughter Azra Kemal (pictured) was 24 when she died after falling from a motorway bridge in the dark as she fled her burning car and was then a victim of Fuller
‘In 2022, The Independent Office for Police Conduct received a request to carry out a further investigation into the complaint.
‘In response, the IOPC concluded that the investigation into the complaint had been “reasonable and proportionate” and that that an acceptable service had been provided in respect of the criminal investigation into the woman’s death. A request to review the complaint was not upheld.’
It emerged last year Azra’s body was also sexually assaulted by necrophiliac David Fuller, who worked in maintenance at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
Between 2008 and 2020, Fuller sexually assaulted up to 100 female bodies aged from nine and 100 years old in hospital mortuaries controlled by the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
He also beat and strangled Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, to death before sexually assaulting them in two separate attacks in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, in 1987.
He was handed a whole life sentence for the murders, with a concurrent 12-year term for his other crimes, in December 2021 after being arrested the year before.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid promised a full, independent inquiry into what happened, but Mrs Kemal said it was not happening fast enough.
She said: ‘The Health Secretary has made a pledge to the families and we will hold him to that pledge.
‘The families are already distressed, but the proposed chair of the inquiry has yet to get in touch with any of those most affected by this scandal. They are Fuller’s victims too.
‘In spite of the assurances given, we haven’t even got to first base yet after two further months of distress, waiting, and wondering. It is not good enough.’
Between 2008 and 2020, Fuller sexually assaulted up to 100 female bodies aged from nine and 100 years old in hospital mortuaries
The inquest in Maidstone, Kent, in November 2020, heard Ms Kemal died of multiple severe injuries.
Omar Allen, who she was travelling with, said: ‘There were just flames all over the car. We hopped out and the flames got bigger.
‘Azra wanted to get her little Louis Vuitton bag but there was smoke and fire inside the car.
‘We were trying to flag down cars but there were no cars coming our way. Because of the fire, no car wanted to pass so they were all piling up.’
‘She went to cross the dual carriageway again. So I went to follow her while carrying the bags.
‘That’s when I heard her fall. I looked down and I couldn’t see her. The screams went on for so long that I knew it was far down. She was down there screaming for me to come help her.’
The inquest in Maidstone, Kent, in November 2020, heard Ms Kemal died of multiple severe injuries
Omar Allen, who she was travelling with, said: ‘There were just flames all over the car. We hopped out and the flames got bigger
Mr Allen, 31, attempted to climb down a tree to try and reach Azra but it snapped and he fell to the ground too.
He added: ‘I just want her mum to know that I did everything that I could to help Azra. I have a child too so I know what it must feel like to lose a child.
‘It was a tragic thing to happen and I did everything that I could to save her. I don’t want her mum to ever think I didn’t do everything I could, because I did.’
The friends, who had only met two weeks before, were on their way back to Azra’s flat in Whetstone, North London after visiting Mr Allen’s mother in Peacehaven, East Sussex around 9pm that night.
Mr Allen said Azra had drunk a bottle of wine on the journey down earlier to the south coast – but told the inquest he was completely sober.
He said Azra had become frustrated when he did not have enough money to buy another bottle at a petrol station on the way back, throwing his bag out the car in anger.
They had packed overnight bags intending to stay over but Mr Allen’s mother ordered them to leave less than an hour after arriving when Azra accidentally broke a lamp while they were laughing and taking Snapchat selfies.