Report contradicts Bakewell murder conviction

NEW CLAIMS: Crime writer Scott Lomax thinks whoever killed Wendy Sewell in Bakwell in 1973 may have also killed 14-year-old Judith Roberts in Tamworth a year before.

NEW CLAIMS: Crime writer Scott Lomax thinks whoever killed Wendy Sewell in Bakwell in 1973 may have also killed 14-year-old Judith Roberts in Tamworth a year before.

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A retired detective has unearthed a rarely seen pathologist’s report which sheds startling new light on the murder of Bakewell woman Wendy Sewell.

Chris Clark, who believes notorious serial killer Peter Sutcliffe may have been responsible for the death, said the report is a vital breakthrough and shows the victim was kicked and choked with a ligature before being struck several times with a pickaxe handle, a mode of attack used by the Yorkshire Ripper.

Mrs Sewell’s body was found in Bakewell Cemetery and Stephen Downing, a 17-year-old with learning difficulties, was convicted of her murder but cleared after 27 years in jail. Nobody else has ever been charged with the killing.

 

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