There are some crimes that are so horrible that only a life sentence can be issued.
From brutal killers to violent rapists and predatory pedophiles, let’s take a look at some of the worst offenders in Hull and East Riding since 2000.
A person sentenced to life imprisonment will remain permanently on leave and will be able to apply for parole only after having served the minimum term established by a judge.
They will return to the community only if a word committee believes it no longer poses a risk to the public.
Goalkeeper and dock worker Peter Eastwood persecuted Susan Lawson after holding on to her while she was out celebrating her daughter’s 16th birthday.
He murdered her when he rejected her sexual progress.
A jury of six men and six women took less than four hours to return a guilty unanimous verdict against Eastwood, 31.
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Ms. Lawson, 39, of Ings Road, East Hull, had been to pubs and clubs in the city center to celebrate her daughter’s 16th birthday when the night ended in tragedy.
Eastwood, of Brixton Close, Ings Road, had wildly beaten his victim and then killed her by deliberately investing her when he refused to have sex.
Following a trial in Sheffield Crown Court, Eastwood was sentenced to life in prison.
Terrence William Brooks, 28, of Arthur Street, West Hull, was jailed for life in 2000 after destroying a bidder over the head of client Aaron Daubney.
The attack took place after the violence broke out in L’Aurassi cafe, English Street, Hull, on December 13, 1999
The life sentence arrived after Brooks pleaded guilty to Hull Crown Court for hurting with intent.
At the time, Judge Tom Cracknell said to Brooks, “Your record shows that you are a violent and dangerous man.”
Karl Stanley-Gonsalves was sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of killing the father of two children Malcolm Whittle.
Stanley-Gonsalves, of Leo Terrace, Withernsea, dipped a 24 cm sharp kitchen knife into the victim’s back outside a takeaway on Queen Street, Withernsea.
He claimed to be acting in defense of his sister, who was involved in a fight with the caravan worker at the time.
Expressing life imprisonment, Judge Mettyear said to Stanley-Gonsalves: “As you know, there is only one sentence I can pass and that is life imprisonment.”
Leigh Stocks, 20, was released by an institution of a young criminal before embarking on a night of drunken violence in the western part of the hull on Easter Sunday 2002, which left prison officer John Wright dead.
Police said it was a miracle that more people were not injured from stocks.
Stocks was sentenced to life in York Crown Court after pleading guilty to the murder of Mr. Wright on De La Pole Avenue, west of the hull on March 31, and the malevolent injury of two other men on the same night.
He denied having attacked three other men, but these charges were left on the stock exchange dossier.
Chief Inspector Malcolm Redmore, who led the investigation, said the killer was a “very dangerous man”.
Sex offender Roger Key has committed a series of rapes and disgusting violence against four-year-olds
Pedophile Key met the parents of his victims while working as a volunteer in a game group on the hull.
He befriended them and offered to babysit so they could make frightening attacks on their children.
A judge who sentenced Hull Crown Court in November 2002 recommended that he serve at least 15 years.
Key, previously from Mafeking Grove, off Anlaby Road, west of the hull, was arrested in April, three years after the first of his crime catalog.
Key to the prison sentence, Judge Peter Heppel QC said: “Your crime has likely caused life-long damage to your victims – physically, emotionally and psychologically.”
In a pathetic argument, Matthew Rounce claimed that the brutal murder of the pregnant Maria Toomey was self-defense.
He attacked pregnant Miss Toomey heavily with a hammer in 2001 before hiding her body inside a mat.
28-year-old Rounce subsequently threw the hammer away before leaving her apartment on Coltman Street, west of the hull, where the attack took place, to be with friends.
Rounce admitted hitting Miss Toomey, of Cholmley Street, west of Hull, 29 weeks pregnant, with a hammer after what she claimed was a dispute over payment for sex.
Rounce was sentenced to life in prison.
Depraved drug addict Lee Gaytor was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2003 for the brutal murder of a five-year-old girl in Scotland.
Gaytor, 25, raised in East Riding before moving to Leeds and then to the Highlands, had taken amphetamines when he threw his girlfriend’s daughter down a flight of stairs.
After making the brutal attack, the evil Gaytor – a father himself – sent her to bed where he died overnight from severe head injuries.
Gaytor he and another man then eliminated Danielle’s body by filling it in a suitcase with bricks and stones and throwing it into an icy canal.
Medical experts revealed that Danielle would have survived the attack if she had received adequate medical treatment.
Judge Lord Hardie at the Edinburgh High Court said the killer should serve at least 18 years in life.
Peter Foster has been nicknamed the Clockwork Orange killer because of his obsession with the controversial Stanley Kubrick film.
The 64-year-old would dress up as the violent Malcolm McDowell character, Alex – complete with bowler hat, braces and fake eyelashes under his right eye.
Brutally kills his associates Linda Grimm and Linda Wardill in Bridlington.
It all began to unfold for Foster when Mrs. Wardill, 45, was found dead in the couple’s apartment on Albion Terrace on December 11, 2002.
A post mortem concluded that he died of a broken intestine, which must have been caused by a “very strong blow to the abdomen, like a very strong stamp”.
Foster was arrested on suspicion of murder and the police began investigating the death of Ms. Grimm, 38, again in July 1989.
He died in the bed he shared with Mr. Foster after his kidney was broken, causing significant internal bleeding.
Mr. Foster was then charged with the murder of Mrs. Grimm.
The Bridlington man also faced seven other charges, including assaults, kidnappings and injuries against four other women with whom he had relationships dating back to 1974.
Foster killed Mrs. Wardill by trampling on her abdomen and breaking her intestines, while it was discovered that Mrs. Grimm had been beaten to death with a guitar that had detonated her kidneys.
Foster was found guilty of all charges and was sentenced to serve at least 25 years in prison.
Mark Rickard and Aaron Knowles
During a wild 40-minute attack, Mark Rickard, 19, and Aaron Knowles, 17, rained football after football on Geoff Lyon while lying defenseless outside a Hull nightclub.
At that time they subjected Mr. Lyon to 100 wild kicks and Knowles also stabbed him in the back and legs.
At the Crown Hull Court in December 2003, the couple pleaded guilty in a previous murder hearing. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Judge Michael Mettyear ordered Rickard, of Harthill Drive, west of Hull, to serve at least 12 years in prison and Knowles, of St Joseph’s Drive, west of Hull, to serve at least nine and a half years.
He said of the attack: “It was vicious, it was cowardly.
” You have shown no mercy for this poor man, directing the blows mainly to his head. “
On March 23, Lyon’s 31-year-old father from 18th Avenue, Orchard Park, had seen Hull City play, before going out on his own for a drink.
Shortly after 3 in the morning two sisters passed by and saw Mr. Lyon lying prone in an alcove on Anlaby Road. They tried to help but were reassured by Rickard and Knowles that an ambulance had been called.
But no ambulance had been called and once with Mr. Lyon, the couple started kicking Mr. Lyon in the head, trampling him with such force as to suffer “insurmountable” brain injuries.
Mr. Lyon was rushed to the Hull Royal Infirmary’s highly dependent unit and put on a fan. His family had 12 hours with him before Mr. Lyon stopped breathing at 5.30pm the next day.
He was a real-life Jekyll and Hyde who dreamed of torturing and killing women from childhood.
For his work colleagues, Martin Norton, 45, was a polite cleanser.
But under his shy aspect hid his alter ego Michael, an aspiring assassin who daydreamed of snarling, raping and killing vulnerable women.
Norton was put behind bars in 2004 after being sentenced to life in prison after kidnapping a prostitute, putting a gun in her mouth and planning to kill her.
The gym cleaner picked up the 39-year-old prostitute on Hessle Road, west of the hull, and took her to an isolated spot in the observation area of Humber Bridge.
There, the calm and polite Martin, of Gloucester Street, west of the hull, turned over and became the evil half of his split personality. He went to the trunk of his Citroen car and returned with the handcuffs he clutched around the victim’s wrists.
He pulled out a gun, pulled the trigger and pressed it into his mouth. He fled, only for Norton to grab the handcuffs and threaten to drag her to the floor.
So as soon as he became Michael, Norton again became Martin and referred to the police, who arrested him and freed his victim.
Investigative inspector Tony Burke, who led the investigation, said: “I have never seen anything like this in strength in these 25 years. Martin wouldn’t have said hello to a goose but Michael was so dangerous. “
Rachel Moran, 21, was stabbed to death by the unknown Michael Little in what has become one of the region’s most famous murders.
Rachel had celebrated New Year 2003 in a pub with her brother and friends.
She had stopped at her parents’ house on Hall Road, north of the hull, before leaving for 20 minutes on foot to return to her apartment in Saxcourt, Orchard Park, in the early hours of the morning.
But along the way she was kidnapped by Michael Little, who lived a short distance but had never met her.
The little girl forced Rachel to return to her apartment in Nashcourt. There, he attacked her from behind, stabbing her over 20 times in the head, neck and back with a kitchen knife.
Four weeks passed before Rachel’s body was found and Little’s trial for his murder was one of the most dramatic in Hull Crown Court history.
Hull Crown Court learned that Little was an overweight and unemployed loner who spent his days smoking cannabis in his dirty apartment.
During her trial, Little claimed that Rachel had agreed to return to her apartment to have sex with him, where her jealous friend had killed her.
But his defense had no influence and was convicted of Rachel’s murder and sentenced to life in prison.
The former goalkeeper made a horrible and prolonged attack on a young hull mother.
The diabolical Anthony Campbell, then 32, was found guilty of stabbing 21-year-old Tina Wright to death by a jury at the Sheffield Crown Court in 2004.
A jury of eight men and four women took only 30 minutes to reach his unanimous decision.
Judge David Bentley QC sentenced Campbell to life in prison with a minimum of 12 and a half years.
At no point in the six-day trial did Campbell show no remorse.
The court had heard how Campbell had inflicted 67 injuries to Miss Wright’s head, neck and chest after she claimed that she had made a two-word comment about her lack of sexual prowess.
Campbell and Miss Wright had met only a few hours earlier at the Endike Hotel, Endike Lane, Hull, where they had shared a few drinks.
But on the night of November 23, 2003, it was to take a more tragic turn when the couple returned to the Highcourt apartment on Campbell’s 15th floor on the Orchard Park estate in Hull.
He inexplicably spent 16 hours with his dead body before fleeing his apartment.
The jury learned that Campbell packed his suitcases neatly and left for his native Scotland, via Grimsby, Sheffield, Leeds and Edinburgh, before finally being arrested in a Falkirk pub.
Dawn Matson has undergone six years of appalling physical abuse by her partner Gary Metcalfe.
It was a brutal relationship that ended when Metcalfe rained more than 100 hits on Dawn, killing her.
But she had always refused help, never giving up the man who continued to kill her only two months after giving birth to their baby.
Metcalfe, 44 at the time, was sentenced to life in 2004 after being found guilty of murder by a Hull Crown Court jury.
Metcalfe beat Dawn to death in the house they shared on Victoria Avenue, near Stepney Lane, west of the hull, on December 13, 2003.
The court heard that the brutal attack was the culmination of a catalog of abuse, which according to police included Dawn who had his right hand so badly burnt by Metcalfe that it was to be amputated.
Metcalfe was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 13 years.
The evil Paul Dyson harbored feelings of “anger and resentment” and struggled with rejection before killing Joanne Nelson.
Dyson killed Joanne in cold blood on Valentine’s Day in 2005 at their home on Hotham Road, in the western part of the hull, and buried her body miles away in a wood in Bransby, North Yorkshire.
He reported his senseless disappearance to the police and took part in evil appeals and TV interviews to try and find Joanne, knowing exactly where he was.
His disappearance sparked huge research involving hundreds of officers, volunteers and even the army. Dyson hid his evil secret from Joanne’s torn friends and family.
A popular, caring and loving woman, Joanne, 22, had apparently vanished without a trace.
Her body was not found until six weeks later, on March 24th.
Dyson had hidden the horrible truth that had strangled her after rowing for washing.
He wrapped Joanne’s body in binliners and put it in his boot before driving into the woods in Brandsby, near York, 100 miles from their home on Hotham Road, north of the hull. He reported his disappearance to the police that night.
Dyson was imprisoned for life in November 2005 for the murder of Joanne and was told that he had to serve at least 16 years in prison before he could get parole.
In October last year, Dyson was recommended by the Word Committee to be transferred to an open prison after only 14 years.
Parole Board recommended the move to the Ministry of Justice, which will now make the final decision.
Binman Benjamin Stewart, who kept the bomb-making equipment at his home, was sentenced to life in prison after stabbing a man in an attack of anger.
Stewart, 29, repeatedly kicked Robert Evans in his steel-toed boots after Evans threatened to report him for cursing a car accident in Eastgate South, Driffield, in April 2006.
The former army cadet, from Savage Road, Bridlington, armed himself with two knives and waited for Mr. Evans, stabbing him as he left the Driffield police station.
The police later found chemicals for making bombs, ammunition and instruction manuals at Stewart’s home.
After sentencing him to Hull Crown Court for life in prison, Judge Michael Mettyear said he was a “danger” and “risk”.
Stewart was told he had to serve a minimum of three years and 99 days in prison before he could apply for a probation.
Stewart had motioned for Mr. Evans to pass his garbage cart, but then he had started cursing at him because he was driving carefully.
When he told Stewart that he would report him for his bad word, the binman jumped on him and started kicking him until his colleague pulled him away.
While Evans went to the Driffield police station to report the accident, Stewart shot down a taxi and returned to his home, where he armed himself with a kitchen knife and a butterfly knife.
The court heard that he called his friend and said, “I’ll take a knife and stab him.”
He went to the police station and when he saw Mr. Evans come out he stabbed him in the back.
Colin McCloud, who raped a knife-headed woman, was able to continue raping after police failed to track him down.
Imprisoned in 2007, McCloud, then 38, of Bransholme, stole and raped his first victim on August 27, 2005, in Bransholme.
Police received his name from the victim 11 months later after he came face to face with him. However, the police failed to arrest him and committed a second rape attack four months later.
Prosecutor Rachel Harrison reported to the court how police tracked him down within 24 hours of the second offense in November 2006.
McCloud attacked his first victim early in the morning as he passed through the Bransholme estate. He held a knife in her throat while robbing her of her personal effects.
He then forced her to have oral sex with him and touched and tempted her.
The second attack took place on a piece of common land on the estate at around 6.30pm on November 23, 2006.
He dragged the victim to the ground and punched her in the face twice. He threatened to kill her and forced her to have oral sex with him.
He was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Simon Jack for public protection.
Judge Jack said McCloud had “terrified” his victims and would have served at least seven years in prison before he was even considered for release.
Subsequently, investigative inspector Alistair O’Neill of the Humberside police said that when McCloud’s name was reported to the police, efforts were made to find it.
However, he said they were hampered because the offender was a drug addict and had no fixed abode at the moment.
Susan Grundy was murdered by Stephen Browning for refusing to give him a cigarette.
Browning printed them on her face, head and neck, sexually abused her and left her to die on the street while stealing her money and returning to a nightclub to buy drinks from her friends.
Browning was imprisoned for life for his murder after pleading guilty to Bradford Crown Court in 2007.
He was told that he would have to spend at least 25 years in prison before applying for parole.
The ex-postman had never met Susan, 56, but when he saw her go home to Bridlington on January 23, 2007, he followed her.
He persecuted her for a cigarette and she constantly refused.
Browning lost patience and dragged her to an alley on Wellington Road, a few meters from her home. He punched her in the face and kicked her in the head before stepping on her face, neck and head.
Browning then removed her clothes and sexually assaulted her. He continued to step on her stomach and upper thigh before robbing her of £ 15 and her cigarettes. Browning then let her die.
He coldly returned to the Shades nightclub area of Harbor Lites, bought drinks from all his friends and continued to drink shots one after the other for two hours.
Student Jason Webster has been jailed for life for a “cruel and prolonged” attack on a fellow student.
Webster, at the age of 21, violently killed Hull University student Rebecca Love at her residence at The Lawns in Cottingham in the early hours of May 3, 2007.
Webster stabbed the 26 year old in the neck and throat with feathers and knelt on the chest, causing her to suffocate.
It also took her throat and caused 93 injuries during the attack.
He told Hull Crown Court that he only stabbed her with his feathers in an attempt to save her life and claimed he sprayed her face with Febreeze to revive her.
Hull’s honorary tape recorder and East Riding judge Michael Mettyear rejected his version of the events and said Webster had told a lot of lies.
Webster, of Beverley Road, West Hull, has already pleaded guilty to his murder.
He sentenced him to life imprisonment and was ordered to serve a minimum period of 21 years.
Goran Ali Ahmed
In March 2008 Goran Ali Ahmed, then 24, stabbed Kawan Ashraf Sharif in the neck while the couple was arguing in a parking lot.
Ahmed, of Bathurst Street, West Hull, admitted that he killed the 24-year-old, but denied that he killed him.
He said he had tried to cut his arm with the knife, but Mr. Sharif had moved and the knife had entered his neck.
However, he was sentenced by a jury in Hull Crown Court and sentenced to life in prison.
Mr. Sharif was visiting friends that evening. While he and his friend Bilal Hussein were leaving the apartment around 11.30pm, they met two girls who were heading for the apartment where Ahmed was drinking.
The girls went into the apartment and told the group that the two men in the parking lot had cursed against them.
Ahmed and the rest of the group then went out to confront the couple and a discussion started between him and Mr. Sharif.
Witnesses reported seeing Ahmed approaching Mr. Sharif and pushing his right hand – in which he held the knife – towards his victim’s neck. Mr. Sharif died later in the hospital.
Ahmed was ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years in prison and should be expelled on his release.
Ahmed showed no remorse, cursing the judge as he was being led away.
He said, “**** you and your country. I didn’t want to be here anyway.”
Andrejs Tarasenko killed his girlfriend after she told him to leave their home.
The Latvian citizen was sentenced to life in prison for a minimum of 18 years in October 2008 after killing Olita Kauskala in February 2007.
He stabbed the 29 year old in the heart when she asked him to leave the house they shared in the western part of the hull.
They had been at a party together the night before her death and he had punched her in the face as they returned home early in the morning.
When they got home, she asked him to leave and packed some of her clothes.
The Leeds recorder, Judge Peter Collier QC, said: “Your short life has been taken away from you by your possessive, violent and drunk act.”
He was found guilty last week after a new trial ended. A previous jury had failed to reach a verdict earlier this year.
Career criminal Anthony Westerman was sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to the savage murder of Marc Irwin at his home in the western part of the hull.
Westerman, 32, hacked 26-year-old Mr. Irwin with a cleaver before stabbing him in the chest with a knife.
Mr. Irwin, 36, had been drinking with a friend at his home in Charing Close, west of the hull, on the evening of Wednesday August 27, 2008.
A short time later, Westerman, unknown to Mr. Irwin, attacked him with a cleaver, hitting him in the head and neck before throwing a knife into his chest.
In what the police believe was a theft gone wrong, Westerman found Mr. Irwin in his kitchen in the early hours.
Westerman took a cleaver from the countertop and stood around Mr. Irwin.
Such was the ferocity of the attack, the 36-year-old lost a finger while defending himself while his attacker rained blow by blow with the weapon.
He repeatedly violated Mr. Irwin’s face, neck and shoulders, before taking a 7-inch kitchen knife and driving it deep into his victim’s chest – a wound that alone would have been fatal.
In total, Mr. Irwin suffered 65 individual injuries during the attack, which investigators said would last several minutes.
Westerman pleaded guilty to the Hull Crown Court for killing Mr. Irwin and was told that he would have to serve at least 15 years before being considered on probation.
In a deeply disturbing crime, Luke Byfleet hanged his grandfather from a tree at an East Riding beauty spot after suffering from delusional paranoia.
In November 2008 Luke Byfleet, then 26, was imprisoned for life for the murder of 76-year-old Derek Byfleet on March 30 of that year in Bempton, near Bridlington.
Hull Crown Court felt that Byfleet of Masson Close, Chesterfield, was unable to provide any reasonable explanation for the murder.
A psychiatrist report states that Byfleet had suffered from a “thought disorder” that led him to believe there was a conspiracy against him.
However, despite this relationship, Byfleet refused to come in defense of a reduced liability and was sentenced to serve a minimum of 11 years.
The retiree’s body was found hanging from a tree in a remote location in Stone Pit Lane, Bempton, after Byfleet made a 999 call from outside the Tower Grange police station in Hull.
He initially told police that someone had died, but later admitted that he had killed his grandfather, telling officers that “he was to put him out of his misery.”
Joe Dinsdale, 17, died after being stabbed by Lewis Gray at the intersection of Bilton Grove and Portobello Street in East Hull on February 11, 2008.
Joe had left the house to go to a party when he was stabbed in the heart in the shocking street attack.
Fan Joe of hull KR, from Bilsdale Grove, east of the hull, died of a single four-inch stab wound to his chest.
The court heard that Gray had armed himself with a knife after the two had argued in Gray’s apartment.
Then he went out into the street and exhausted Joe shouting “Come on, then,” before stabbing him in the heart.
Crack dealer Gray tried to cover his tracks by washing his clothes at his mother’s house and throwing the knife on the roof of the St. George primary school, four miles west of the hull.
Gray, che aveva 21 anni quando fu condannato per l’omicidio di Joe a Hull Crown Court nel 2008, gli fu ordinato di scontare un minimo di 15 anni e mezzo prima che venisse preso in considerazione per il rilascio.
Joe era a sole due settimane dai suoi 18 anni quando fu ucciso.
Rimane uno degli omicidi più orribili di Hull e dieci anni dopo rimane fresco nella memoria di molti.
I motivi per cui Robert Tozer ha effettuato un attacco così selvaggio al fragile pensionato Joan Charlton rimangono un mistero.
Tozer aveva vissuto nella stessa strada di Joan Charlton per molti anni, essendo cresciuto nella West Parade a West Hull e si era trasferito nella porta accanto due anni prima dell’orrendo omicidio.
Fu nelle prime ore del 7 giugno 2009 che Tozer decise di irrompere nella casa della signora Charlton rompendo una finestra.
La costrinse a scendere dal letto su una sedia e la bloccò ripetutamente intorno alla testa con una bottiglia. La prese a pugni e calci finché non gli disse dove fossero i suoi soldi. Le aveva rotto ogni osso in faccia.
Tozer quindi afferrò un ornamento di vimini dal muro, lo posò sulla signora Charlton e le diede fuoco.
In seguito ha ammesso in un’intervista alla polizia di sapere che era ancora viva. Ha disconnesso l’allarme antincendio e se n’è andato con £ 360.
In seguito al suo arresto, Tozer non mostrò mai alcun segno di rimorso e non offrì spiegazioni per la sua brutalità.
Si è dichiarato colpevole di omicidio presso la Hull Crown Court e, sebbene l’orrendo omicidio sia avvenuto dieci anni fa, Tozer, che ora ha 30 anni, non potrà beneficiare della libertà condizionale fino al 2031 al più presto.
Christopher Hughes è stato pugnalato a morte da George Milner, il 21 agosto, il 12 agosto 2009.
Milner ha ucciso Christopher Hughes esattamente tre settimane dopo essere stato rilasciato dal carcere per aver commesso un crimine con un coltello
Il signor Hughes, di Holderness Road, East Hull, è stato pugnalato 15 volte con un coltello da 33 cm, di cui quattro volte in testa e in faccia.
Seguì una discussione sulla vittima di 25 anni che frequentava la sorella di Milner.
Tre settimane prima, Milner, di Hemswell Avenue, a est di Hull, era stato rilasciato dal carcere su licenza dopo aver scontato la metà di una pena detentiva di due anni per due rapine, tra cui un incidente che ha coinvolto un coltello.
Milner fu incarcerato a vita nel dicembre 2009 e gli fu ordinato di prestare servizio per un minimo di 16 anni e mezzo alla Hull Crown Court.
Anthony Graham e Deborah Clark
Due assassini che hanno torturato un uomo vulnerabile sono già stati condannati all’ergastolo ma gli è stato ordinato di scontare altri sei anni dietro le sbarre dopo che un membro del pubblico ha contestato le loro sentenze.
Anthony Graham e Deborah Clark sono stati condannati all’ergastolo dietro le sbarre, originariamente scontando un minimo di 20 anni, per l’omicidio di Mikhail Eno, 57 anni, nella sua casa di Hessle.
Lo legarono, gli misero una borsa nera sopra la testa e lo attaccarono con un martello e una pala, infliggendo 227 ferite.
Graham, allora 40, e Clark, 34 anni, sono stati condannati per l’omicidio del sig. Eno, un ex impiegato della BAE, nel suo appartamento di Gisburn Road, Hessle, l’8 novembre 2010.
Durante il processo, sia Graham che Clark hanno tentato di incolparsi a vicenda per l’omicidio di Eno.
Invece di chiamare un’ambulanza mentre giaceva morendo a causa delle ferite, accatastarono i suoi beni in un carrello della spesa per venderli e andarono a prendere più eroina.
A poche ore dalla sua morte, Graham era in una gioielleria di Hessle che vendeva le medaglie di guerra del nonno Eno e i suoi preziosi cimeli e cercava di svuotare i suoi conti bancari.
Il disoccupato Oliver Longcake è stato condannato all’ergastolo per l’omicidio della bambina Alisia Salter a Bransholme, calpestandola.
Oliver Longcake, her mother’s former partner, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to murdering the 13-month-old child.
He was told he would serve a minimum of 13 years behind bars.
Longcake, 21, was caring for Alisia and her four-year-old brother at their home in Davidstow Close, Bransholme, while his partner, aged 24, was at work on March 22, 2010.
He lost his temper and stamped on Alisia because she was crying due to a head injury she had suffered when he was looking after her the night before.
After the attack, Longcake called 999 and later told paramedics he “could not cope”. Despite attempts to resuscitate Alisia she later died from internal injuries.
Murderer Alfredo Merigo was handed a life sentence for stabbing to death his estranged wife Linda Merigo.
After a whirlwind romance Linda Merigo, 40, became one of a number of women to be stalked and threatened by Alfredo Merigo.
The pair met through a lonely hearts ad in the paper. Within six weeks, they were engaged and were trying for a baby.
But the fairytale only lasted a few months before Merigo became controlling and jealous.
Merigo then murdered his estranged wife in front of their two-year-old son Luca, stabbing her 105 times with a steak knife in the driveway of her home in Clematis Close in Driffield as horrified neighbours looked on.
Merigo had been planning her death for months, researching websites on how to commit the perfect murder and looking to buy a gun and “date rape” drugs.
The pair married in May 2008 but separated within a year and Linda began divorce proceedings.
For months, she kept her address in Driffield a secret from him until he found her by driving around the town at night looking for her car.
On the day of the murder, he filled his car with a variety of knives and waited for Linda’s mum, Irene Bradley, to drop Luca off at her home.
He then armed himself with a steak knife and repeatedly stabbed Linda to death on her driveway while Luca sat in his buggy next to him.
He was driven to kill and endanger lives due to his hero complex.
Shane Dobson was jailed in 1996 after killing his baby daughter by forcing her to swallow a balloon to pretend she was ill.
In 2012 he set fire to a flat in a three-storey complex, endangering the lives of residents and fire crews, so he could pretend to be a “superhero” and rescue people.
When he was released from prison after killing his daughter, Dobson, of Holland Street, east Hull, was discovered cruising the city’s red light districts in a car with another man, who was carrying a knife.
Detectives discovered scissors, surgical items, a utility belt and scarves, hats and sunglasses in the boot.
The courts and police were so concerned about his conduct, he was given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, banning him from areas of the city, which he has since breached.
While the order was in place, he hired himself out as a hitman in January and attacked Simon Carr at the behest of Mr Carr’s estranged partner.
He punched and stamped on Mr Carr, leaving him in intensive care with a collapsed lung.
Dobson then returned to Mr Carr’s flat in Clowes Buildings, off New George Street, on January 4, 2012, and started a fire inside a wardrobe.
However, instead of calling the emergency services, Dobson attempted to rescue people living in the complex.
When the fire crews arrived, Dobson lied and told them children were in the burning flat before clinging to the door of the flat and refusing to leave.
A jury of six men and six women found Dobson guilty by a unanimous verdict of grievous bodily harm with intent and arson with intent to endanger lives.
Hull Crown Court heard Dobson creates dangerous situations to act the hero.
Dobson was jailed for a minimum of six years and would only be released when the Parole Board deemed him no longer a risk to the public.
Dobson, who is thought to be suffering from Munchausen by proxy syndrome, was jailed for ten years in October 1997 for the manslaughter of his 21-month-old daughter.
Stephen Hall has been jailed for life for killing his son Keith McGlone.
Hall stabbed his son twice in the chest with a potato knife, claiming he “flipped” after his son Keith McGlone, 26, teased him for being old.
Hall was jailed for a minimum term of 13 years after pleading guilty to murder.
Hall stabbed father-of-two Keith to death in the home they were sharing in Catherine Grove, west Hull, on January 21, 2013. Keith had only been staying with him for a week.
After the first blow, Keith asked Hall to stop but he dealt a second and deadly strike.
He turned into a “monster” when his relationships broke down and Kevin Collins ended up being jailed for life after an explosion of violence.
In June 2014, Collins, then 45, tried to stab a mother-of-four in the street when she ended their relationship because he became possessive.
She only escaped “very serious injury, if not death” when Collins was rugby tackled by a policeman, who had failed to stop him by hitting him with a baton.
Hull Crown Court heard Collins was particularly dangerous because he mostly appeared “perfectly normal and harmless”, but resorted to extreme violence when his relationships failed.
He had previously been jailed for three years for stabbing an ex-girlfriend’s new partner after breaking into their home and lying in wait.
He received the same sentence in Ireland for setting fire to the home of another former partner, and six months for harassment of another.
Judge Simon Jack said Collins was one of the most dangerous offenders he had come across and jailed him for life with a minimum term of six years.
He can only be released with the Home Secretary’s approval when he is no longer deemed a risk to the public.
Collins, of Boulevard, west Hull, admitted attempted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, making threats to kill, and possession of an offensive weapon.
Teenager Lewis Dale was locked up for a minimum of 17 years in 2014 for murdering his grandmother.
Dale, 17, did not once ask about his grandparents Allan and Irene when he was arrested after stabbing them as they lay in bed.
Instead, he boasted that the M-Cat he was found with was “the best stuff in Hull” and asked officers if he had committed the most serious offence that night.
Dale attacked his grandparents with one of their kitchen knives as they lay in bed at their home in Summergangs Road, east Hull in April 2013.
Irene, 78, died after she was stabbed four times, with one wound penetrating 15cm into her heart and lung. Allan, 80, survived stab wounds to the chest and stomach.
Dale had denied murder and attempted murder, claiming he was in a drug-induced psychosis after taking M-Cat.
But a jury at Hull Crown Court rejected that claim and found him guilty of both charges.
After stabbing his grandparents, Dale stole their television to exchange for more drugs.
He left their house in a taxi without trying to help them or calling for assistance.
Latvian mental health patient Rolands Brize tried to rape a woman in Hull.
He was already deemed mentally ill before leaving Latvia where he had already burned a house down
Brize, then 26, was given a life sentence in May 2014 for the horrific attack on a young woman as she walked home from a Hull nightclub in the early hours of March 9, 2013.
He had been detained in a Latvian mental hospital for nine months after the arson attack and has since been diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia and organic dissocial personality disorder.
But he travelled to Britain with his mother, who was looking for work, in 2009 and was living in a hostel in Hull when he attacked the woman in the street and tried to rape her.
Brize was ordered to serve a minimum of four years but would not be released until he is no longer considered a risk to the public.
William Lyon was branded a dangerous serial sex attacker after raping a nine-year-old girl.
Lyon also known as Billy Sartain, raped the girl in 1999, when she stopped to help him repair a puncture to his bike in east Hull in 2009.
He later went on to rape a woman at knifepoint and indecently assault other youngsters.
At Hull Crown Court in November 2010 Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said he has “little doubt” Lyon will continue to target young girls and will never be safe to be released.
Lyon, then 33, of Machell Street, city centre, paid the girl £5 after attacking her and told her not to tell anyone.
A year later, Lyon then held a knife to a woman’s throat and raped her in Coltman Street, west Hull. He then indecently assaulted a 14-year-old girl on a bus in Hull in the same year.
In 2001, Lyon was jailed for those two subsequent attacks. He was sentenced to nine years at Sheffield Crown Court and was released in May 2009.
Lyon pleaded guilty to rape at Hull Crown Court, but even at the last moment he tried to change his plea, claiming his victim was motivated by money.
Judge Richardson said: “You raped that young girl in outrageous circumstances. You are a very dangerous individual.
“I have very little doubt you will commit other very serious sexual crimes if you are ever released.”
High-flying city banker Brian Witty who oozed confidence was hiding a drak and sinister secret.
For more than 20 years, Witty had been a serial rapist, targeting women across the country.
His victims thought he was charming but, once alone with them, he became a violent sex attacker.
City banker Brian Witty, 42, was jailed for a minimum of eight years in 2012 for three rapes and one sexual assault on a total of four women between 1995 and 2011.
The arrogant city banker from Hull thought he would never be caught until, one by one, his victims began to come forward.
Witty, formerly of Greatfield in Hull, was ordered to serve a minimum term of 12 years before being eligible for parole.
Samuel Jordan, Soul Humphries and Tiffany Clark
It was a senseless killing in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2014.
Steven Herbert, 34, was punched and kicked in a savage attack carried out by Samuel Jordan, Soul Humphries and Tiffany Clark.
Mr Herbert, a father-of-two, had been walking along Beverley Road to a party with a group of strangers when they came across Clark, Humphries and Jordan at the junction with Trafalgar Street at 6am.
After Humphries had confronted another member of the group, Mr Herbert, described by friends as a “gentle giant”, stepped in to try to calm the dispute.
Humphries and Jordan then turned their attention to him, repeatedly punching him in the face and head until he dropped to the ground.
Clark then sat on top of Mr Herbert’s unconscious body before punching him in the face and kicking him in the head.
He suffered 12 separate injuries to his face and head – including a “most extreme” brain injury. He died that morning in Hull Royal Infirmary.
All three had denied murdering Mr Herbert but were found guilty following a three-week trial in July.
Clark was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in prison, Jordan 15 years in jail and Humphries at least 13-and-a-half years behind bars.
Deland Allman was warned he may never be released from prison following his conviction of the murder of Christina Spilane, 51, at the Ibis hotel in Hull on January 31, 2015.
He was given a mandatory life sentence at Hull Crown Court in June 2015 and told he must serve at least 22 years in jail before he can be considered for release on licence.
At trial, the jury unanimously rejected Allman’s partial defence of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Miss Spilane, also known as Christina Randell, met Allman more than 30 years ago and suffered a catalogue of domestic abuse at his hands.
She was stabbed three times before being strangled while she was still alive after booking into the Ibis Hotel in Hull with Allman in their latest attempt at reconciliation.
Allman, of Halyard Croft, west Hull, attacked her in a jealous rage after mistakenly believing she was having an affair.
He then left the scene, covering up scratch marks to his face as he walked out of the hotel, and it was 14 hours before a chambermaid found the body.
The judge told Allman: “Your conduct may only be described as brutal, determinedly violent and callous towards an innocent and vulnerable woman.
“It is my view at present that you pose such dangers that I cannot envisage a time when it will be safe to release you.”
A woman, in her 40s and from Eastern Europe, was left with permanent injuries after being attacked by Alec Lowther in a cemetery on September 20, 2015.
Detective Sergeant Stu Fox, of Humberside Police, described it as the most harrowing case he has encountered in his career.
He said: “She was a hard-working lady walking to work because there was no public transport, and this predator saw his prey and followed her.
“He subjected her to the most vile attack I have witnessed in my CID career, which spans 13 years.
Lowther, who is of no fixed address, was under the influence of a cocktail of drink and drugs at the time and had been released from jail just five days earlier.
He had been drinking vodka and had taken cannabis, amphetamine, valium and spice.
A psychiatrist who examined Lowther said he believed his use of those substances was “directly linked” to his crimes.
The doctor said should Lowther be released from prison, there was a “significant” risk he would abuse drugs again, presenting a physical and sexual risk to the public.
Lowther must serve a minimum of five years and four months before he can apply to the parole board for release, but he will only be let out if he is no longer considered dangerous.
Tony Jobling, then 51, was jailed for life after he was found guilty of murdering his fiancée just days after they got engaged in September 2015.
Jobling denied murdering Samantha Petra Atkinson, 42, by stabbing her in the neck at their home in Heather Avenue, Withernsea.
But following a two-day trial, the jury of six men and six women found Jobling – known as “Jobbo” – guilty of murder.
Ms Atkinson suffered 12 “sharp force” injuries, including three to her neck, one of which cut her jugular vein and she bled to death.
Trial judge Ms Justice Russell jailed him for a minimum of 20 years.
Jason Kowalski, 39, died within minutes of being stabbed through the heart by Louis Fowler outside a flat in Westbourne Avenue, west Hull, on February 15, 2016.
Fowler, then 21, who only slept in his first-floor flat at the property for the first time the previous night, was convicted by a jury of murder after a 14-day trial at Hull Crown Court.
He claimed he was acting in self-defence and had stabbed Mr Kowalski after being struck on the head with a piece of wood.
Fowler started the incident by banging on the floor to complain about an alarm going off.
After an initial confrontation with Mr Kowalski, and the friend he was visiting at a downstairs flat, Fowler went back upstairs and returned with the “large” kitchen knife.
He was given a mandatory life sentence with a minimum of 22 years before he can apply for release on licence. He will only be released if he is not considered a danger to society.
Mateusz Szleper was knifed to death in West Parade, off Spring Bank, west Hull, on Valentine’s Day 2016.
Agustin Sula, 17 at the time of the murder, was jailed for at least 18 years for Mr Szleper’s murder.
It was a brutal killing as three men set up on Szleper with Sula stabbing him to death.
Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said it may never be safe to release Agustin.
The judge told him: “I particularly have in mind the three- year-old son of the deceased, who will never know his father but will have to live with the fact that his young father was brutally murdered by you, Agustin Sula, in gratuitous street violence in this city.”
There was nothing in Angela Burkitt’s criminal past to suggest she was capable of the sort of extreme violence that saw her plunge a knife into a neighbour’s chest.
The fatal wound was so devastatingly delivered, the handle of the knife snapped off.
Victim Joanne Hemingway invariably got the better of Burkitt in their many confrontations and Burkitt was out for revenge on June 29, 2017.
A beggar who police described as a bully, Burkitt, 53 at the time, had “multiple” convictions for dishonesty and drugs, but “little for violence”.
There was no reaction when she was found guilty of murder and witness intimidation after a trial in December 2017. She was told he will have to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison.
It was a sickening crime that shocked the city.
Terry Coneyworth was jailed for life in June last year after raping a two-year-old girl and posting images of the vile abuse online.
Coneyworth, 32, will serve at least eight years behind bars before he can apply for parole after he raped and sexually abused the toddler.
Hull Crown Court heard the Asda worker was arrested at his place of work in Hessle Road in November 2018.
Detectives had found images of child abuse on a website which led them to Coneyworth, of Derwent Avenue, west Hull.
More images and footage of abuse were found when officers seized Coneyworth’s mobile phone and iPad.
Coneyworth had spoken with a paedophile in the US over an online messaging service and the pair discussed their desire to sexually abuse and rape young children and babies. He told the sex offender that he was planning to also rape a baby boy.
Coneyworth of Derwent Avenue, east Hull, admitted a total of 19 sexual offences charges in December 2018 after one police officer described the offences as “the most serious and disturbing case I have dealt with in my 16 years of service”.
Coneyworth was told he must serve a minimum of eight years in prison before he can apply for parole. He will be on licence for life.
Described as a “controlling and abusive” killer, Jonathan Garner smothered a Hull toddler to death.
Jonathan Garner, 26, was jailed for life last year with a minimum 20 year term after he deliberately smothered Mia Gregson on February 13, 2014 after subjecting her to weeks of threats because she was crying.
Garner was jailed for life with a minimum 20 year term after he deliberately smothered 23-month-old Mia on after subjecting her to weeks of threats because she was crying
Garner, who showed no emotion throughout the sentencing hearing, will be on licence for the rest of his life.
Twenty-one-year-old Ben Herring was deemed too dangerous by a judge to receive anything other than a life sentence.
He carried out every parents’ worst nightmare by kidnapping a seven-year-old boy from a park in 2016 with the intention of sexually assaulting him.
This was after Herring sexually abused an 11-year-old boy and was caught distributing “vile” images of a two-year-old child being raped.
He asked people on sick online messaging sites whether or not they would kill a baby and an examination of his mobile phone found extreme images of child abuse.
Herring, of Hessle Road, west Hull, was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 2018 with a minimum tariff of 17 months. He can only be released when the parole board finds it safe to do so.
Habib Noorzai murdered his wife in a “brutal and ferocious” attack before concealing her body in bin liners and dumping her on the roadside.
Abusive Noorzai, then 43, stabbed his wife Nasima, 29, more than 20 times in her neck, back and face at their home in Hainsworth Park, north Hull, after she told him she wanted the marriage to end.
After brutally murdering his wife, Noorzai wrapped the mother-of-two’s body in bin liners, before putting her into the boot of his car.
He also bagged up his blood stained clothes he had been wearing and drove in his Ford Focus to a wooded area close to a lay-by on the A15 in North Lincolnshire and dumped her body into the undergrowth, covering her with leaves.
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He then drove back to the family home and attempted to cover his tracks, spending between £20 to £30 on cleaning products to clean Nasima’s blood from the house.
When he was arrested by police he sickeningly claimed he found Nasima with a man at their home, before saying it was his wife who produced the knife and went to stab him. He said she “accidentally fell on the knife”.
He was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years.
Convicted killer Roger Litchfield tried to slay a street-drinker during a drunken row.
Litchfield, then 54, who stabbed his younger brother to death with a knife in 1996, was convicted of attempted murder following the attack in Walker Street in August 2017.
Litchfield’s victim needed life-saving surgery after suffering five knife wounds, including a “major” injury to his abdomen, which penetrated his liver, two “deep slashes” to his arm and two wounds to his torso. Had his victim not received emergency medical attention he would have died.
Litchfield claimed he had been attacked by a group of street drinkers and had armed himself with the weapon for protection.
Litchfield was eventually arrested after police officers found a “trail of blood” at his mum’s nearby flat in Cambridge Street, west Hull.
He was handed a life sentence and will have to serve a minimum of ten years.
Murderer Colin Cadamartriea is likely to die in prison after being sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in jail.
Colin Cadamartriea, then 64, killed Jarrad Marsh when he stabbed him in the neck at a hostel in Albert Avenue in January 2018.
Cadamartriea and Mr Marsh, who lived in a six-bedroom hostel together in Albert Avenue, had a history of trouble between them, with prosecutors saying both men had “issues” with alcohol .
But the men came to the fatal fight after Mr Marsh stole his would-be killer’s money and last can of beer.
Cadamartriea claimed he attacked Mr Marsh after the victim had “pushed him too far” but that “he did not mean to kill him”.
But in a police interview after the murder, Cadamartriea told officers: “I was angry but I was thinking clearly. Yeah, I knew what I were doing, yeah.”
He was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 20 years.
Mantas Pundzius killed his mum’s partner after she was allegedly threatened with a knife.
Pundzius, then 24, received a call from his mum in the early hours of June 13, 2018. Pundzius went round to the house and brutally attacked Rolandas Poskus as he slept in his bed.
He then collected the victim’s car, bringing it to the house, before heading back inside to finish off the job, throwing Poskus down the stairs to continue the attack.
Poskus suffered 27 fractures to his ribs, with the broken bones piercing his lungs. He also suffered internal injuries to one of his kidneys and his brain, as well as gashes to his head and face.
Pundzius then dragged the body by the feet placing it into the back of the victim’s car, driving to Dane Park Road to dump the body. Mr Poskus was found two days later by a family of dog walkers.
A jury found Pundzius guilty of murder on December 15, 2018 after a two week trial.
Andy Webb was murdered by his close friend over a £10 bag of heroin.
Tony Barber, 34, was found guilty of murdering his friend after waging a “brutal and merciless” attack.
Mr Webb was assaulted outside a flat in Charles Brady Court, off Holderness Road, with Barber kicking and punching him to the face.
He reported the assault to the police, but was found unresponsive in a doorway at the sheltered accommodation the next day.
He died on August 4, last year two days after the assault.
Barber, of Littleham Close, Bransholme, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison at Hull Crown Court on Thursday and will have to serve 21-and-a-half of that before he can be considered for parole.