Thursday, 13 June 2013

Murder: Crown Court at Preston ~ R v Cregan, Livesey, Gorman, Wilkinson, Ward and Ali

At the Crown Court (Preston) after a 77 day trial before Holroyde J and a jury, a sentence of imprisonment for life with a whole life term has been imposed on Dale Cregan.  He is guilty of four murders (including two Police Officers in September 2012), three attempted murders and causing an explosion.  Other defendants were also sentenced.  The judge's sentencing remarks are here.   Holroyde J stated that the defendants had shown 'no hint of remorse or compassion'.

Wilkinson was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder with a minimum term of 35 years.  Livesey and Gorman - life imprisonment for murder - minimum term 33 years.  Ward - life imprisonment for murder - minimum 33 years.  Ali - assisting an offender 7 years.

BBC News England 13th June 2013

Manchester Evening News - Full coverage: Cregan Trial

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