A CHARITY founded in memory of Caroline Stuttle, who was murdered while backpacking in Australia, has produced a phone app to offer safety tips to travellers across 250 countries.
The 19-year-old student from York was killed after being robbed and pushed off a bridge at Bundaberg in Australia in April 2002, while travelling in her gap year, and it is hoped the app will help to keep travellers like her safe. Her killer, Ian Previte, attacked her while high on drugs. He was convicted in 2004 of the murder and robbery of Miss Stuttle and given a life jail term.
The app provides safety advice and city information for more than 250 countries for anyone travelling the world on a gap year, annual holiday or business travel.
Richard Stuttle, Caroline’s brother and founder and director of the charity, said: “The app combines the knowledge and experiences of students and travellers from all over the world, giving valuable first-hand information and insight from people who have visited or come from a destination.”
It gives emergency services information and the locations of embassies, police stations, airports, tourist offices and railway stations.